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Vol. LIII 
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January 3 
1931 



BRETHREN 
EVANGELIST 



A New Year Message to the Church 

From the Moderator of General Conference 



"Ye have not passed 
this way heretofore" as 
recorded in Joshua is a 
suggestion for the Breth- 
ren Church and each of 
her members for the year 
Nineteen Hundred Thirty 
One. It is a new road we 
travel this year. Are you 
prepared to enjoy it? Most 
people like to find a road 
they have never traveled 
before. Drive to that 
mountain top for the far- 
ther view or descend into that val- 
ley for the hidden flower. If the 
hill is steep you have confidence 
that your engine will make it; if the 
valley is soft you test your skill as 
a driver and seem to enjoy it. The 
whole trip is interesting for you 
never have been this way before. 

Brethren, are you looking into 
the new year like that? Joy in the 
prospects before you; happiness be- 
cause of new opportunities; expect- 
ing the year to contain many bless- 
ings; faith that faces the testings 
fearlessly; assurance that even 
death, should it come, would be a 
happy departure; is this the way 




the journey looks to you? 
Some object that our 
vision is too short to ap- 
propriate joy, happiness, 
expectation, faith and as- 
surance so early in the 
year, especially since the 
last year has been so un- 
certain, but the God of Is- 
rael, who is our God and 
the Father of our Lord 
and Savior Jesus Christ 
bids us go forward like 
that. Suppose we cannot 
see beyond the horizon, we are told 
to walk by faith and not by sight. 
Suppose there are turns in the road, 
hills to climb and valleys to go 
down we have a Lord who saves 
them to the uttermost that come 
unto God by him. Therefore, breth- 
ren ALL the precious promises of 
the Bible for this age are ready to 
rush into action this New Year that 
the saints may have victory even in 
this present hour. Our confidence 
is in him. May every church and 
every member have his blessing 
this year. 

A. V. Kimmell. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 



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JANUARY 3, 1931 



Signs of the Times 



by 
Alva J. McCIain 



1 HE Professors' Union" 

The American Association of University 
Professors, gathered in Cleveland this week, 
is considering the matter of "academic free- 
dom" for its members. Professor Thurs- 
tone of the University of Chicago will pro- 
pose that the Association "blacklist" those 
colleges which do not permit teachers the 
right of free speech in the class rooms, and 
also suspend from membership any of its 
members who accept positions in blacklisted 
institutions. 



r REE Speech for Students 

Such a scheme will protect the professors 
from the wrath of college trustees. But 
when this is adjusted to the satisfaction of 
those concerned, something should be done 
to protect the students from the professors. 
No one knows how much suffering there is 
in class rooms caused by professors who 
think they must lecture but have never 
learned how, who repeat stale theories and 
indulge in senile witticisms. And generally 
the student must suffer in silence filled with 
groanings that dare not be uttered. Hang- 
ing over his defenceless head like the sword 
of Damocles is the important matter of his 
final grade. 

Why not organize the students into a 
union to — ' . ■ the right of free speech in 
' Doubtless, the professors 
; the students are too young 
be entrusted with the pre- 
of "academic freedom." 
> -.^y be said, is exactly what 

„,ioughtful ti-ustees think of certain mem- 
bers of the America Association of Profes- 
sors. 



The "Closed Shop" in Education 

One wonders just how the "closed shop" 
system will work in the realm of education. 
Suppose that I, for example, should become 
a member of the Association of Professors. 
Then suppose still further that I should 
come to the conclusion that there is no God, 
that the Bible is a myth, that promiscuous 
sex experience is a good thing. And sup- 
pose that I should begin to teach these opin- 
ions in the class rooms of Ashland College, 
as they are being taught in some education- 
al institutions. And suppose that the Gen- 
eral Conference of the Brethren Church 
should demand my dismissal, as I am sure 
it would. If I appealed to the American 
As.sociation of Professors, would that or- 
ganization place Ashland College on its 
blacklist? That is a serious question. 

What is "academic freedom?" Is it to be 
modeled along the lines of Russian Com- 
munism, the dictatorship of a certain class 
of men organized on the assumption that 
its principles are infallible ? Such a scheme 
will spell the doom of progres.s. No one 
group of men is wise enough to warrant 
the imposition of its ideas upon everybody 
else. 

True academic freedom should apply to 
institutions as well as to individuals. It 
should guarantee to any institution the free- 
dom to make experiments in the field of 
education. This is what I mean: Some of 



us believe that, in the long run, higher edu- 
cation is most successful when conducted 
under the positive influence of the Chris- 
tian view of God and the world. Others be- 
lieve that the idea of God and the Chris- 
tian view are hindrances to progress. Now 
to such we are willing to concede the free- 
dom to experiment with the type of educa- 
tion they believe in, and the Christian Col- 
lege asks only the same freedom to conduct 
its own experiment. Surely, that is a very 
reasonable demand. When we are certain 
that we have arrived at final principles, 
that there is nothing more to be discovered 
in educational theory, it will be time enough 
to close the doors to further experiment 
and "blacklist" the institutions which have 
some ideas of their own. Until that day it 
is better to let the different theories of 
higher education stand or fall by their own 
success or failure. We Christians are will- 
ing to submit our own "theory" to that final 
acid test, measured in terms of abundant 
life. 

The medieval church once made the fatal 
mistake of trying to impose a certain the- 
ory of education upon all the world. Hap- 
pily that day is past. Is the American As- 
sociation of University Professors now 
about to try the same scheme. Let us hope 
that the proposal will fail. 



A CADEMIC "Honor" 

True academic freedom cannot succeed 
without academic honor and the spirit of 
fair play. This country has educational in- 
stitutions which stand for almost every con- 
ceivable type of theory. If new theories 
arise, new institutions can be started to ex- 
periment with them. But the right to ex- 
periment without interference should be ex- 
tended to all alike as long as the rights of 
others are maintained. No accurate experi- 
ment can be carried out in the chemical lab- 
oratory where each student is permitted to 
throw whatever he chooses into the other 
fellow's test-tube. The same is true to a 
certain extent in the realm of educational 
theory. Professors who have ideas with 
which they desire to experiment should seek 
a congenial group in which to work. If 
none exists, let them pioneer and start one. 
The professor who deliberately enters an 
educational institution with whose principles 
he is inwardly at war, hampers not only the 
institution but also himself. 

In the educational world, as in the polit- 
ical world, there can be no true freedom 
without honor. 



The Hand of God 

There are people who tell us that miracles 
do not happen. By this they generally mean 
events in the natural world that cannot be 
explained on natural grounds. As a matter 
of fact, such people when confronted with 
the innumerable instances of Divine Provi- 
dence interposing in a remarkable manner 
in the affairs of men, simply say, "coinci- 
dence," and let it go at that. Take the fol- 
lowing for instance: 

During the recent storms in England a 
radio fan sat by his fireside at Weybridge, 
listening to the call of ships from the Eng- 
lish Channel. That night the British Broad- 
casting Company's program did not inter- 
est him, so he tuned in on the ships. But 
before he could do that, he had to go out 
and fix his aerial, which the wind had blovm 
down. He turned to 600 meters to catch 
the ships. Presently he heard an S. O. S. 



call from a Russian ship in distress, and, 
to his astonishment, realized it was not be- 
ing answered. Then he heard in odd Eng- 
lish, "Please everybody come and help." Re- 
alizing the need the listener-in went to the 
telephone and called the North Foreland 
radio station with his news. The station 
had not heard the call because the messages 
were being jammed. The chief operator se- 
cured quiet and got in touch with the Rus- 
sian ship, and tugs were sent to its aid. The 
listener-in who had heard the call was told 
that his intervention had saved the ship, 
and a quarter of an hour later his wireless 
aerial was blown down. 

Was all this coincidence, my skeptical 
friend, or was it the hand of God? We 
have no doubts in our mind. Have you ? — 
Evangelical Christian (Canada). 



CHILD WELFARE 

Three thousand delegates attended the re- 
cent Conference on Child Welfare in Wash- 
ington. Accumulated data showed that 
there are 48,000,000 children in the United 
States under 18 years of age; that 4,000,- 
000 of them are working, 28,000,000 attend- 
ing schools, and that children between 10 
and 14 have a higher life anticipation than 
any other age group, but they are also most 
subject to accidents — more than 18,000 be- 
ing killed every year. Since 1900 the acci- 
dent rate has rapidly increased. 

A committee report gathered from the 
studies of 40,000,000 children showed: 35,- 
000,000 are reasonably normal; 6,000,000 
are improperly nourished; 1,000,000 have de- 
fective speech; 1,000,000 have weak or dam- 
aged hearts; 675,000 present behavior prob- 
lems; 450,000 are mentally retarded; 382,- 
000 are tubercular; 342,000 have impaired 
hearing; 18,000 are totally deaf; 300,000 
are crippled; 50,000 are partially blind; 14,- 
000 are wholly blind; 20,000 are delinquent; 
50,000 are dependent, and 10,000 are de- 
ficient. — Methodist Protestant-Recorder. 



THE TIME IS BRIEF 

Because the longest life is brief, 

I must be swift in keeping 
The little trysts with kindliness, 

Befcn-e the time of sleeping! 

I must be swift in reaching out. 

To those whose hearts are yearning; 

O, swift indeed to love thetn much 
Before the long road's turning! 

Before a sudden summons comes, 

I surely mtist be saying 
The words that I have failed to say — 

The prayers I should be pi-aying. 

— Grace Noll Crowell. 



IN THIS NUMBER 

Do Nothing Without Christ— Editor, 3 
On the Up-grade through the Year 

—Editor, 3 

Editorial Review, 4 

Africa the Last, Made First — L. W. 

Kennedy 5 

Sunday School Valuation — Lillian E. 

Bowers, 6 

Studies in the Scriptures — C. F. 

Yoder, 8 

The Family Altar— T. C. Lyon 9 

Worship Program for January, 1931 10 

Editor's Notes on the S. S. Lesson, 10 

The Gospels at a Glance, 11 

News from the Field, 12-lQ 



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Do Nothing Without Christ 



Jesus said, "Without me ye can do nothing." But it is hard for 
men to believe it. Many people, even Christian people, rush into 
undertakings vyith never a thought of prayer for guidance and 
never a yearning for divine help. They feel themselves sufficient 
for the task, or if not, it is merely a matter of improving their 
personal equipment until they are sufficient. It is self-dependence 
and not God-dependence that characterizes their attitude. It is 
an unfortunate attitude to adopt, for it is a false and insecure 
foundation on which it is based. Nothing can be done efficiently 
and well without a sense of dependence on forces outside one's 
self. This is particularly true with work that has to do with the 
improvement of human life and conditions. He who would help 
his fellowmen to a higher plane of living, must first know that all 
he does must be done in the name and by the power of the Lord 
Jesus Christ. Much is attempted without him, but it is ineffective, 
temporary and superficial. And therein lies the weakness of much 
effort at social betterment and therein is the primary cause for 
such just criticism as is being heaped upon it — it is not a spiritual 
service, it does not take Christ into account, it is eTitirely a human 
undertaking. 

Jesus Christ alone provides the dynamic by which every urge 
to a better life can be made real and permanent and by which 
every ideal for social improvement can be translated into the 
actual. He is the sufficient wisdom and power vrithout which there 
can be no real effectiveness, no abiding worth to human ingenu- 
ity and effort. Human effort and method are not to be lazily 
avoided under the guise of conviction that relieving distress and 
fighting the evils that prey upon human weaknesses are not the 
business of the church, but human method must be enlightened 
and inspired by divine wisdom and human effort must be accom- 
panied and supplemented by the working power of God. The in- 
dividual who may be the recipient of human betterment measures 
must not be allowed to feel that material improvement is suffi- 
cient, but must have pressed upon his soul the need of divine 
grace. At the same time that effort is put forth to make it easier 
for men to do right and harder for them to do wrong, effort must 
also be made to get individual men in touch with the renevidng 
and empowering spirit of God. Social service must not be shirked 
by members of the church of Christ, nor on the other hand should 
it be allowed to become an end in itself, but should be only a 
means to an end and an expression of the Christian compassion 
we have for suffering humanity, after the example of our Lord. 

Effort at social amelioration, when thus kept ti-uly Christian in 
motive and method, will avoid, or should avoid, much of the criti- 
cism to which it is subjected, and no one will need to apologize 
to any man for engaging in it, seeing it is done in the spirit and 
power of Christ. If there are those who object to such practical 
and genuinely Christian service on the plea that it is outside the 
scope of Christian responsibility, such can only be prayed for, if 
perchance they may be led to see the light. But objection that 
is based on the lack of Christian spirit and attitude may well 
cause social service advocates to consider their ways, and to re- 
member that without Christ they can do nothing. Failure to give 
attention to that fact has caused not a few churches to neglect a 
divinely enjoined phase of their ministry and has led some sincere 
souls to turn from it with disappointment. 

The editor of The Presbyterian relates an experience and points 
out this truth. He says: 

It was a privilege to be present as a young minister held his 
first service in a new charge. Among other things he thought it 
proper, and it was, to give a brief summary of his religious expe- 
rience. He was brought up in a Christian home. At ten he united 
with the church. At sixteen he resolved to make his life of service 
to his fellow-men. That word "service" is so used and misused 
these days that it may mean much or little. After proper study, 
he went to Harvard to study sociology and to work in a Settle- 



ment House in Boston. Many good and helpful things were done 
in the Settlement House. Gradually it dawned upon him in his 
work and study in sociology that there was no power to really do 
more than help people outwardly. Jesus Christ was not in it, and 
he became more and more conscious of the lack. There was no 
salvation and no new power to give the people whom they tried 
sincerely to help. He saw the superlative need of Christ, and so 
gave up the work, going to the Biblical Seminary in New York to 
become a minister of the Gospel. That young man saw a great 
truth which some older men and ministers cannot see. "Without 
me ye can do nothing." That is true in all places. All the social 
ameliorations in the world will be as nothing without Jesus Christ 
at the center. Such testimony is helpful. 

It should be helpful to us not by way of lessening our zeal 
for practical Christian service, but by way of reminding us of 
the absolute necessity of keeping Christ and spiritual aims up- 
permost. We cannot do any service that will be permanently 
helpful and wholesome if we fail to take into account the spirit 
and power of Christ. What our Lord said is everlastingly and 
universally true: "Without me ye can do nothing." 



On the Up-grade Through the Year 

Every worth-while person is ambitious. He wants to go for- 
ward, make progress, become better and better, achieve more 
and more. At the beginning of a new year people are very gen- 
erally given to hoping for better things and yearning for attain- 
ments that lie higher on the pathway of Life. It is a part of the 
makeup of every normal being to desire to keep on the up-grade, 
and more especially is it true of the Christian. Paul desired to 
forget the things that were behind, the failures and mistakes, and 
to reach forward to the larger attainment of manhood in Christ 
Jesus. Both he and Peter are especially urgent in their writings 
that their readers shall "grow in grace." But to vsdsh for the 
larger things and to actually attain them are two vastly different 
things. How is one to keep on the up-grade through the new year ? 
Every sincere soul may find it personally profitable to consider 
that question seriously before he gets far upon the new road. 

First. By faithfulness. That is the most essential requisite to 
larger things in any field. FaitMulness to the little things that 
face us day by day leads us to larger things. Such faithfulness 
both prepares us for the doing of bigger things and makes others 
confident in our ability to do the bigger things. Thus it turns out 
that we are entrusted with larger things and so are on the up- 
grade in life. But Dean Farrar says that faithfulness not only 
leads to greater things, but "little faithfulnesses are in themselves 
the greater ones. The essential fidelity of the heart is the same, 
whether it be exercised in the mites or in the royal treasury; the 
genuine faithfulness of the life is equally beautiful, whether it 
be displayed in governing an empire or in writing an exercise." 

Second. By Looking Beyond. There is always higher ground 
for him who is able to look up and on. Many people have their 
eyes so glued on the present that they have become wholly satisfied 
and have no vision of nor desire for anything that lies beyond. 
The onward march stops when aspiration dies. Some have allowed 
their desires to become so wai^ped that they are engrossed in the 
common, or unworthy, or evil things of this world. They do not 
contemplate the good and the better. Others are filled viath such 
a sense of reverence for certain visions of loveliness already seen 
that they do not look farther. But there is always something bet- 
ter for those whose eyes are turned toward the good and keep 
looking on to things beyond. We should embrace each good, but 
should not so tie ourselves to anything that we cannot look beyond 
to something better. For in such case, the good becomes enemy 
to the better and the best. 

Third. Look to Christ. No man can keep continually on the up- 



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JANUARY 3, 1931 



grade who does not find the inspiration to progress and the 
strength to achieve in Christ Jesus. In every phase of life he will 
help a man to do his best and will guide him into the best. But 
particularly is this true in things moral and spiritual. And a per- 
son can hardly be said to be on the up-gi-ade when he is not con- 
cerned about the finer moral and spiritual achievements. Henry 
Churchill King says: 

"Christ seems to me to be the greatest in the greatest sphere, 
that of the moral and spiritual. It is hardly too much to say that 
this place is given him by the common consensus of all thoughtful 
men who really know his spirit and teaching. He sees the prob- 
lem of living more broadly and more deeply than any other. No 
other has so grasped the full meaning of life. No other shows 
such delicate skill in applying moral and spiritual principles. If 
we have anywhere one who may be said to speak with full author- 
ity in the moral and spiritual world, that person, assuredly, is 
Jesus Christ." 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



Send your White Gift offering promptly to Prof. M. P. Puter- 
baugh, 2210 Maple Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, and remember that 
only your best is worthy to be called a "White" gift for the King. 

We are in receipt of a full report of the IlUokota district con- 
ference held at Waterloo, Iowa, October 6 to 8, 1930. Brother O. 
S. Prather is the efficient secretary and we appreciate the very 
careful manner in which he prepared his manuscript. 

Brother Mark B. Spacht, who is now serving as pastor of the 
Mexico and Corinth churches of Indiana, finds his work starting 
off enjoyably and satisfactorily. He has initiated the publication 
of a monthly calendar in the interest of his circuit. 

Dr. Shively informs us that he proposes to resume his monthly 
messages on the pioneer ministers as he knew them. This series 
has been so widely appreciated, we are glad to make the announce- 
ment, so that our readers may enjoy the anticipation of them. 

Brother R. I. Humberd writes of his work in the state of Wash- 
ine-t.on. where Vip helH meetings at Spokane, Harrah and Sunnyside, 
tl. of Bible lectures. He then spent a week 

ia 1 a.^ ve his chart lectures to good audiences in 

the V . .v1 . O. 'A. y room. 

'"■'■' "■'•^^ r dropped the remark the other day that 

om> i,wu OU11UCI.V scuoois had bought Home Department envelopes 
this quarter. What does this'mean? That our schools are neglect- 
ing their Home Departments, or their Publishing House? Maybe 
too much of both. 

Dr. Bame, the Sunday school editor, informs us that some new 
orders are being received for the Brethren Teacher, for which he 
is pleased, and also that inquiries were received for helps on 
lessons for Boys and Girls. The reply in brief is that such helps 
are to be found in the Brethren Teacher. Look it over, or send 
for a copy Lf you have none. 

A correspondent from Osceola, Indiana, informs us that Brother 
Walter Gibson, the pastor, has just closed a three weeks' revival 
effort with the result that nine new members were addedj to the 
church by baptism and one reinstated. The attendance at Sunday 
school has been between seventy-five and eighty, and they are try- 
ing for the hundred mark. 

Brother Charles H. Ashman, pastor of the First church of Johns- 
town, Pennsylvania, during a recent visit to Ashland, dropped in 
to see the editor and informed us that his work was going fine, 
the attendance at the several services and the activity of the dif- 
ferent departments keeping up to a commendable mark. 

Dr. C. F. Yoder writes briefly of his visit among the Ohio 
churches, and particularly of his stay at Dayton and Ashland, at 
both of which places he spent a week in Bible lectures and preach- 
ing. He has been very warmly received wherever he has gone, 
both because of the people's love for their pioneer missionary to 
South America and because of their desire to learn more about the 
missionary situation in the Argentine. 

Brother C. D. Whitmer, who, along with his clerical work in 
South Bend and his writing of Christian Endeavor notes for the 
Angelus, is serving as pastor of the Brighton church in Indiana, 
reports a very successful meeting recently held in his church by 
Brother B. F. Owen, pastor of Nappanee, Indiana. There were 



twenty-three added to the church; twenty-two by baptism and one 
by letter. The work of the evangelist was much appreciated by 
both pastor and people. 

We are in receipt of number 2 of volume 3 of "Riverside Bea- 
con," a neat little three column-paged paper, published by the stu- 
dents of Riverside Institute, Lost Creek, Kentucky. Gordon Dru- 
shal is Editor-in-chief and Pryse Haddix is Managing Editor, and 
these have a full line of associates representing the various inter- 
ests of the school. We commend the editors for the splendid ap- 
pearance of their little school journal, and dare say it will perfornl 
a good service in the community of Lost Creek. 

The Evangelist force was greatly encouraged by the very kind 
letter of a brother who has been a reader of our church paper for 
forty years. He is Brother H. J. Schrock, of Elkhart, Indiana. He 
began his connection with the Brethren Evangelist when it was 
under the editorship of H. R. Holsinger and has never allowed it 
to be broken in forty years. Such persistent devotion and loyalty 
through the years is inspiring and is worthy of emulation. Thank 
you. Brother Schrock, for writing. 

Brother R. I. Humberd writes of his successful campaign recently 
conducted at Harrah, Washington, but the number of confessions 
is not reported. He speaks highly of Brother Fred Kinzie as a 
pastor, and of the justification of such commendation the progress 
of the Harrah work bears witness. Brother Humberd imparted to 
the Harrah brethren some of his zeal for distributing Gospel por- 
tions, tracts and mottoes. A new interest was also taken in the 
family altar. It would be a great spiritual boon if that almost 
extinct institution were to be restored far and wide. 

Brother A. D. Cashman, pastor of ths^ Second church of Los 
Angeles, writes of the successful evangelistic meeting held in his 
church by Brother R. Paul Miller, resulting in twenty-five being 
added to the church by baptism. ' A large number of the church 
members, some of whom had backslidden, expressed their deter- 
mination to reconsecrate themselves to Christ more fully. The 
pastor speaks very complimentary of the life and service of Broth- 
er Miller, who has concluded his fifth campaign among the South- 
em California churches. 

President E. E. Jacobs, in his College News this week, announces 
the resignation of Mrs. Elizabeth Lentz Leslie, who for six years, 
has served efficiently as a teacher in elementary education and 
as dean of women. Dr. Jacobs commends her highly for her suc- 
cess in both lines of responsibility, and especially in the difficult 
position of dean. The teaching position thus made vacant has been 
filled by the appointment of Miss Beulah Woods, a member of the 
Church of the Brethren. Dr. Jacobs recently attended a meeting 
in Cleveland, of the American Association for the Advancement of 
Science, and there met Dr. C. L. Anspach, until last fall, Dean of 
Ashland College. 

Brother I. D. Bowman recently closed an evangelistic campaign 
of two weeks' duration at the Mount Olive church in Virginia, 
where Brother G. W. Chambers is the faithful pastor. Nine were 
added to the church by baptism and much interest in the meeting 
was manifested on the part of the church and community. This 
is Brother Bowman's old home church and the place of his first 
experience in helping to build a church almost a half century ago. 
Brother Chambers has successfully shepherded these people for 
eleven years and has seen the church grow into one of the largest 
numerically in the Virginia Valley. He has been a good preacher 
as well as a good pastor and the people love him. It is therefore 
most natural that his parishioners should view with genuine regret 
the fact that they must now give him up, he ha\'lng resigned be- 
cause of ill health. He lays aside his work here the first of Jan- 
uary, 1931. We sincerely hope he will be able to recover his health 
after a season of rest, so as to get back into the pastorate again. 

(Continued on pace 9) 
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THIS WEEK— 

The growing mission church at Osceola, Indiana, asks for the 
prayers of the brotherhood that the blessing of God may continue 
to be upon it. 

Brother C. D. Whitmer asks for prayer for himself and his work 
at the Brighton church, Indiana. 



JANUARY 3, 1931 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



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Africa the Last, Made First 

By Lester W. Kennedy 



"AndT behold, there are last which shall be first, and 
there are first which shall be last" (Luke 13:30). 

We are well acquainted with our text: — the Messiah 
has come unto his own and his own received him not but 
as many as received him, to them gave he power to be- 
come th,e sons of God. Israel was spiritually proud be- 
cause they had received first place in the mind of God. 
but upon rejecting their King the first became last, thus 
we see them (Gentiles) coming from the east, west, south 
and north and sitting down in the kingdom of God. When 
our Lord spoke these words he, without doubt, had in 
mind Afi-ica as well as other Gentile nations. 

We have chosen our text because we are dealing with 
a last people and we desire to show our optimism by 
making this last people first. God has a wonderful future 
for Africa and if that people respond to the Gospel of 
Qur Lord Jesus Christ the riches of God's blessing and 
Grace sliall be meted to them as it has to every other 
nation which acknowledged God as their supreme Leader 

If you measure Africa in units according to other 
nations, you have one conclusion: Africa nationally is the 
last. China in the depths of her revolutions and strife 
for political control, has her own educational system. She 
has her standing army, her navy and regardless of the 
spiritual state we do not think of China as the last nation. 
Japan is growing nationally, her political ideas are grow- 
ing higher. Japan can offer, because of her fine univer- 
sities, one of the best of educations. India and Russia 
are not last on the list by any means, but come with me to 
Africa and I can introduce t'^ von a people, nationally 
speaking, which are the last people on the face of this 
earth; politically speaking, the last; intellectually speak- 
ing, the last, illiteracy reigns supreme; morally speaking, 
the last; spiritually speaking, the last, they know not 
God. This is why we speak of Africa as the last country. 

Let us deal with individuals. We have encountered 
the workings of God in that benighted pagan country 
and have seen the lowest of the debased raised out of 
their dissipation, out of their licentious, idolatrous and 
im.moral life and made the first of their tribe. This is th'' 
way God works. He does the impossible to prove that 
only an omnipotent power can so transform the sinner 
and give him a jealousy for righteousness. David was 
the last of his family but he was made the first when 
God qualified him and made him the greatest King Israel 
ever knew. Amos was no prophet, neither the son of a 
prophet, but a herdman and a gatherer of sycamore 
fruit: yet God called him as he followed the flock and he 
became a model preacher— "THE PLUMBLINK 
PREACHER." It was Peter who was chosen to give that 
Pentecostal sermon. Come with me to England and see 
a man who could curse by note — curse until lewd men re- 
viled him, until women shunned him, until the children 
fled and even the birds of the air hushed their singing. 
He was the last man of his town but this wicked man 
came to the cross of Calvary one day, cursing every step 
of the way. He saw his Savior in all his love, grace and 
saving mercy and it was there that this despised sinner 
was made a new creation; a red-hot coal from ofi" the 
altar touched his lips and John Bunyan, the brazier, be- 
came the first of his country. The Bishops cast him in 
jail because he wasn't ordained and out from Bedford 
prison walls came Pilgrim's Progress. Pass by a gypsy 
tent, hear the moaning of a dying woman; pass her up, 
she is just a despised, loathsome gypsy woman, but in 
that tent is a little boy and God reaches down a hand of 



mercy, saves him and from the gypsy family there 
springs one of the greatest evangelists of our day. He 
has stood before potentates and people of all rank. It is 
just the last made first. Take the founder of our Africaa 
work; he was a great man because God made him gi'eat. 
When God wanted a man to wait three long years at 
Brazzaville to endure the taunting and criticism and 
hardship he did not choose the president of some univer- 
sity, nor the most intellectual of our church but he chose 
a street car conductor from the city of Philadelphia, 
When Dr. Farrant, the Field Secretary of the "Sud;m' 
United Mission" passed by our Bassai Mission Station he 
asked me to direct him to Brother Gribble's grave; whi'e 
standing there the silence was broken when Dr. Farrant 
bared his head under that tropical sun and said, "I con- 
sider it a great honor to stand at this man's grave, for 
truly he was a great man." Who made him great? God 
the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit 

Let us consider the capability of this last people. Just 
before going to Africa the writer and his wife were in- 
vited into the home of a very outstanding music teacht'^ 
of Philadelphia. She had never seen us and had formed 
an assumption that since we were going to Africa, we 
were some puny, skinny couple choosing Africa as the sec- 
ond best. This woman tried to show us our mistake by 
measuring her colored students according to her own 
blood. When she saw that it was settled, Africa was our 
chosen field, she said: "How the world would welcome 
you." Thus the world measures the African. James 
Bryan said, "Measure a man in units according to animal 
power and there are some animals stronger than man; 
measure a man in units according to intellectual power 
and you soon reach his limitation, but measure a man in 
units according to spiritual power and there is no telling 
what a man can do." And if we measure a native of 
Africa, regardless of his illiteracy, according to spiritual 
power there is no telling what will happen in that Karre 
tribe, Banu or Baya tribes. A tribe will be led to a knew- 
ledge of God. People have asked whether the African is 
able to apprehend the Gospel. It is not the intellectua's 
who understand the simplicity of the Gospel but "babes 
and sucklings." This people who have such a capacity 
for sin, when saved, have just as great a capacity for 
righteousness. We have evangelists in our indigenous 
church who will listen to a thirty minute message, take 
that same message, give it in another language and one 
is able to note very little difference. This is a gift be- 
stowed upon two of our evangelists, by the Holy Spirit, 
and is being utilized to the glory of God. I have found 
that people who have made a study of the African, his 
ways and customs, have deemed him unworthy of an edu- 
cation, let alone the Gospel. David Livingstone, who saw 
Africa in its primitive state, did not think so. Dan Craw- 
ford was willing to bestow his time, talents and education 
upon these people. When one of his best friends, a chief, 
spit a mouthful of beer in his face he was mortified be- 
yond degree, but let us not be too hasty in criticising this 
chief. This was a time of feasting to the dead and he 
desired to bestow the highest olessing upon his friend, ro 
a mouthful of beer. Great men have laid down their lives 
for the cause of Christ in a needy land. Every life give-i, 
every cent spent, is for the evangelization of Africa and 
for an eternal purpose. May God hasten the day when 
the 30,000,000 who have never heard shall hear and re- 
joice in the true and living way. 

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which show how our African friends have become first 
in a hfe of prayer; first in Christian example; and first in 
a life of faith and reliance upon God. 

I. Those who have become first in a life of prayer. 
Yaconenzi is the boy who sat at Brother Gribble's bedside 
until the last. He is not a great preacher but he is a 
great personal worker. He was a priest ere his conver- 
sion and taught the young boys the ways and custonis 
of the tribe. In the mind of the African this is the high- 
est position, but we who have encountered the reality of 
said position consider it the lowest. Please bear in mind 
that Yaconenzi was filled with witchcraft, superstition 
and all the beliefs of an African priest. When he saw 
Brother Gribble take his false teeth out of his mouth, 
superstition began to work, his eyes dilated and he left 
with no little speed. When Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark first 
arrived in the Belgian Congo, a witch doctor arrived too, 
and displaying some of his tricks, he told them if they 
did not leave their lives would be taken. Mrs. Clark said, 
"I can do one thing you can't do and if you can we will 
leave." The witch doctor got behind a tree and said, 
go ahead ; Mrs. Clark then lifted out her upper and lower 
teeth, the witch doctor was gone and Mr. and Mrs. Clark 
worked fifty years and three days in Africa. 

I never knew the depth of this man, Yaconenzi, until 
one time when on an itineration trip, I was awakened 
about ten o'clock by the constant pounding on the mud 
wall to find that Yaconenzi was burdened with a spint 
of pi-ayer. He Knelt there on the clay floor, beating the 
lloor with his fist and praying most earnestly for his 
father, sisters and brothers. His father. Nana, is now 
saved and others of his family have believed unto salva- 
tion. He has asked great things of God and he has re- 
ceived for the asking. Just before leaving the Karre 

, .■, 'Hi GUI- " ai ! ome, the writer was blessed beyond 

M,(ls when Yacoiifitizi and he knelt behind an African 
I'll JTii! walked bohily unto the Throne of Grace. Here 
i'- ,1 i;in wIh; V>;is been lifted out of the priesthood of 
hcatiiciiism «iiu uiaue a king and priest with Jesus Christ. 

II. As a Christian example. Yama is esteemed as one 
of the noblest, truest and most faithful Christians we 
have in our African church. When he was but a babe in 
Christ his little boy was taken from him; the test wds 
great and he resorted to his old heathen belief, witch- 
craft, to see who gave his baby the evil spirit. He went 
from bad to worse. He finally set fire to a building and 
then was sentenced to a life imprisonment. While in 
prison he was so wonderfully' transformed, by Grace Di- 
vine, that the soldiers noticed it ; officers remarked about 
it and he was considered such a phenomenal prisoner that 
when the Lieutenant Goveraoi- needed a gardener Yama 
received the job. Because of his obedience and righteous 
living he was released from prison at the end of two 
years. He returned to the mission and when the natives 
saw that he was received with opened arms they said, 
"The white man does not know the black man; if Yama 
loses anotiier baby there will be another fire." Another 
boy was given to Yama and it seems that God said, 
"Yama, your people doubt your sincerity ; you must prove 
yourself, let me have your baby." And when this boy 
was taken, all were on tiptoe to see just how this father 
would acquiesce. He said, as it were, like Job of old, 
"The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed 
be the name of the Lord." He stood like the rock of 
Gibraltar; which has been standing there for centuries; 
the waves dash up against it and say, this time we will 
conquer it, but they onl.\- fall back in broken defeat. Walk 
with me into Yaloke church and see a man dressed in 
white, whose face shines like the sun — that is Yama. He 
is deacon and is one of the first. The name given him 



by his people means animal, but God has raised this last 
man up out of his witchcraft belief and sin and has made 
him the first of his own people. 

HI. There are those who trust God to undertake when 
death is seeking its prey. Goapendi was the first of his 
family to accept the Gospel. Shortly after he became £ 
Christian his brother died and his people came to the con- 
clusion that because Goupendi accepted the white man's 
God death had visited their home. One thing must b( 
done — remove the cause, so while Goupendi was attend- 
ing our Saturday morning prayer service his people were 
framing a plot against him. He left us in the best ol 
health, but just an hour or so later word came to us thai 
he had fallen to the ground dead. About fifteen minutes 
later another messenger came saying, "It is true, Gou- 
pendi was dead but we threw a bucket of cold water upor 
him and he got up again." Upon arriving at the village 
we found that he had been taken into their Punangall? 
house. Punangalla is their highest god and if he refuses 
to hear, of course the victim must die. Goupendi askec 
to be taken to the mission, his people opposed. ChieJ 
Mamadou opposed, but to the Glory of God he was taker 
to the mission. Chief Mamadou said after we left. "Yoi 
people will see that our way is right ; our god is superioi 
to the white man's God, Goupendi is going to die." Bu1 
God took the challenge and after four weeks Goupend: 
walked back to his village. We could stand up on Bassa 
mountain and echo down through the valley, "The God ol 
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the only God." 

This all worked to the glory of God. Goupendi's fath' 
er, mother and brothers, as well as other relatives srI 
beside him and saw God lend a hand and save a life f ron 
the grave. Today mother and brothers are enjoying 
God's salvation from sin and heathenism. Rom. 8:28. 

We conclude that with God all things are possible. The 
Gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation. God 
who has so wonderfully worked and taken from pagai 
belief and made the last first is ever the same, yesterday 
today and forever, thus the future is filled with hope. 

Lastly, if I did not support this work with my life J 
would not believe sincerely the Great Commission: "Ge 
ye and make disciples of all nations;" I would not believe 
in the Apostles' Creed (Repeat it and see) ; I would nol 
believe in the long meter doxology (Repeat it also arc 
see). I would believe that two-thirds of the earth's popu- 
lation should perish without hope. 

French Equatorial Africa. 



Sunday School Valuations 

By Lillian E. Bowers 

(A paper read at the Northwest District Conference 
and requested published in The Evangelist.) 

If the Sunday school should be removed from th« 
church, if its influence should be withdrawn would the 
church suffer loss? Would the community be affectec 
greatly? If so, what are the valuations of the Sunda> 
school? What work does it accomplish or what goals 
does it try to reach? 

Perhaps it is trying to see how large a number of peo- 
ple can be secured for membership and has set a certain 
number as to the standard to be reached. Good teachers 
are secured, plenty of equipment is provided and the in- 
terest grows until finally that ^oal has been reached. Suc- 
cess seems to have been gained, but has that Sundav 
scliool made good? Has it succeeded because of a large 
number? Some parents feel that thev have done thon 
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umbers are good and a large Sunday school is very de- 
rable but a large attendance is not the real goal of the 
unday; school and unless the parents as well as the chil- 
ren can Joe vitally interested there is a great loss in trre 
hristian growth and fellowship. A good motto for the 
;hool to have is, "Every church member in the school 
nd every member of the school in the church." 

Perhaps the school is trying to create more interest in 
ibles and wishes to have the Bibles brought to the 
lurch on Sundays. Through songs and contests interest 
I aroused in carrying the Bibles until many Bibles ap- 
ear. But a person could carry a Bible and even know 
lat Bible without having a real love for its Christ, and 
gain I ask. Has the Sunday school made good? Is this 
le desired end? 

Perhaps it values the study of the lesson and has set 

goal at having a certain percent come with a studied 
isson. This is a little harder to reach but through ques- 
ons and emulation in different classes even this might 
e secured without accomplishing the real end of the Sun- 
ay school. 

Perhaps its aim is to have the school well furnished, 
'ell equipped with all sorts and kinds of apparatus for 
ach department, books, magazines, etc., so the teachers 
lay have ample supplies with which to work. 

But a large beautiful church building and a weil 
quipped school is not always the most valuable to the 
Dmmunity. All these may be good but should be merely 

means to the real goal of the Sunday school. 

Phil. 3:10 says, "That I may know him and the power 
f his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, 
eing made conformable unto his death." If Sundav 
chool workers could hold that as the true goal and all 
ae other aims subordinate, "that in all things he might 
ave the preeminence" what a power the school would be 
1 moulding the lives of all who come in contact with it. 

But how can such a goal be reached ? 

Some one has said, "As is the teacher, so is the school." 
iO in the first place the teachers must know him, must 
ave that desire to make him the center of each lesson. 

There is an interesting story told about Scarborough, a 
ity in England. It is a great summer resort where many 
eople go each year. Years ago it was nothing but a little 
shing village. There was an everflowing spring nearby 
which people at first paid little attention. But once 
n old man who had been a long sufferer from a disease 
ke rheumatism drank from the spring and soon regained 
is health. After that anyone who became sick dran.K 
rom the spring and was wonderfully helped. 

The fame of the spring spread abroad until many peo- 
ile came, many buildings were built, hotels, amusement 
ilaces, etc., and this is the way the town was started. 

But now, though the spring is still there, though it still 
las the same healing properties, there are comparatively 
ew of those visiting that city who ever know of its exis- 
ence. 

What an illustration of Jesus Christ! The central fig- 
ire of Christianity, Christ is the spring, the healing Foun- 
ain. We have built up around him all Christian institu- 
ions, but is not Christ, who is the inspiration and the 
eason for all the rest, too oftei gotten? 

Buildings, equipment and all 1 ds of materials too 
iften take too prominent a place : d the true goal is lost 
ight of. 

Sir George, one time president >f the Sunday School 
inion 01 England, put conseci'atic i as the first element 
if success in the Sunday school. 1. e said, "Rooted in the 
)rofound conception of the value oJ' the human soul, the 
natchless opportunities for impressing young life of the 



suitability of the message to be delivered, and fostered 
by earnest prayer, it (consecration) stands out in my ex- 
perience as the one thing needful." 

Consecration will send a worker early to school with 
a lesson well prepared. And what a vital factor prepara- 
tion is in Sunday school work. 

One can hardly over-estimate the importance of good 
preparation. Paul said, "Study to show thyself approved 
unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, 
rightly dividing the word of truth." "Give heed to read- 
ing, to exhortation, to teaching," wrote Timothy. "Be 
diligent in tJiese things," he continued, "give thyself 
wholly to them; that thy progress may be manifest unto 
all." No careless, half-way preparation is ever success- 
ful. 

A noted evangelist once addressed the theological stu- 
dents of Glasgow College, recommending them to some- 
times go into the pulpit, find a text on the spur of the 
moment, and preach, trusting in inspiration for the mes- 
sage. Prof. Denny was in the chair and he turned to the 
speaker and said with keen emotion, "We are here in this 
College, set aside by the church, to tell these men that 
there is no preparation too sacred or too solemn for the 
ministry of Jesus Christ and you come now and try to 
undo our work with these students. I think, Sir, you 
confuse inspiration with desperation." 

There is no Christian service that is more worthwhile 
and none which brings greater happiness to the doer than 
Bible teaching. Upon what we know and are, live and 
teach, hinges what the children and youth who look into 
our faces will be. 

Good preparation demands sacrifice of time and 
strength and energy, and there are times when it seems 
discouraging, but to show that teachers should never de- 
spair over visible results of spiritual endeavors. Dr. Wat- 
kinson gives this illustration: "During a visit to Johan- 
nesburg I visited a gold mine," he said. "There was im- 
mense' activity, there were gangs of workers, clouds of 
dust, hissing steam, deafening stamps, heaps of quarts;, 
torrents of water and caldrons of slime ; but I came away 
without having seen one speck of gold. Yet when on my 
retui-n journey our ship anchored at Southampton we 
discharged boxes of gold dust to the tune of a million." 

Thus today our Sunday scliool work continues with 
much machinery, but the practical spiritual gain is often 
very doubtful. 

No Christian worker ever knows or sees all that is 
accomplished by his effort and labor. The Lord himself 
wisely withholds that knowledge. Is it not enough to be 
assured in I Corinthians 15:58 — "that his labor is not in 
vain in the Lord?" The result is as sure as the law of 
harvest. 

(To be continued) 



In the realms of earth or sky may our path lead from 
midnight to fairest morn, and from rosy dawn to highest 
noon. May we daily greet our friends, our foes, our fears 
with a "smiling Godward face," and our task with jov. 
May our sorrows, disappointments, and disaster work in 
us their enduring lessons. May a great purpose spur us 
forward with heavenly insistence unti-l we scale the 
heights in front. May we distinguish the permanent from 
the transient, and hold fast the truth that abides. May 
the inspiration and fellowship of the world's noblest souis 
of every age be ours for all time. May a Heaven-sent 
vision reveal to us our truest, divinest selves and our im- 
mortal destiny. May the winsome, compasisonate spirit 
of the man of Nazareth dwell increasingly in our hearts 
forever. — A prayer by Merritt Augustus Farren, Secre- 
tary of the Seaman's Friend Society. 



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STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES 

By C. F. Yoder, B.D., Ph.D. 



EDITOR'S NOTE 
We are pleased to begin the year with Dr. C. F. Yoder conduct- 
ing the Bible Study department and to announce that he is to give 
us two very important series of Bible studies. The first will last 
through six or seven weeks and deals with the doctrinal problems 
connected with the observance of the Sabbath. Many of our read- 
ers will welcome this discussion as an antidote to the Seventh Day 
Adventist fallacy to which they are exposed, for as Dr. Yoder sug- 
gests, it is a live issue in some quarters. The second series will 
extend through most of the remainder of the year and in nature 
will be general Gospel instruction. More definite introduction to 
the series will be made at the time it is begun. We are having 
this series of studies on the Sabbath Question set in larger type 
in the anticipation that there will be a demand for its publication 
in pamphlet form. If there are any interested in this proposal, 
please drop the editor a line about it. — G. S. B. 

(NOTE — The following pages were written in Spanish 
to satisfy the urgent needs of missionaries in Lat'n 
America whose work is besieged by a host of proselyters 
who prey upon the babes in Christ in the mission lands 
as well as in the homeland. 

Written primarily for our Brethren missionaries, it 
was published by the interdenominational board of pub- 
lication and is used by all the evangelical denominations. 

Inasmuch as the churches in the homeland are also be- 
set by the same misguided sect of Judaizers the tract has 
been translated into English and is now offered to Evan- 
gelist readers. It should be preserved for reference and 
used when an occasion of need presents itself. The ref- 
erenct;i> should be read id marked to verify the state- 
ments made. — C. F. Y.) 

A .STL'PY OF THE SABBATH 

J.. IV, v.Lj.,ot of iliis. study is to help all those who mav 
have doubts concerning the proper day of rest and wish 
to know what the Bible teaches on the matter. 

Th laws of the country do not settle the question, be- 
cause they follow popular opinion, which is not always 
correct. The most specific word that Jesus said wai, 
■"The sabbath was made for man and not man for the 
sabbath" (Mk. 2:27). Tlie word "sabbath" is from the 
Hebrew and means "rest" without specifying a particu- 
lar day. 

From Genesis 1:25 to 2:2 we learn that God created 
man at the end of the sixth day, so that the rest that fol- 
lowed on the seventh, though it was the seventh of cre- 
ation, was the fii-st for the life of man. After that he 
began to work. This is the original order: first, rest m 
God, and then work with God. This symbolism does not 
change even though the "days of Genesis be "days of 
God" or long periods (2 Pet. 3:8). 

The Seventh Day Sabbath 

Fallen man was obliged to eat bread "in the sweat of 
his face" (Gen. 3:19) and we have no indication in his- 
tory of any symbolic day of rest before the sabbath was 
commanded by God through Moses, and that at the end 
of bondage, was typical of the bondage of sin, and at the 
beginning of a new life of liberty, typical of rest from sin 
in Christ. The sabbath as a memorial commemorated 
the bondage as well as the deliverance, and was a svmbol 
of the rest promised by the law as a reward of works. 
The exodus with its enormous work would not have oc- 
curred on a sabbath day already existing, but we know 



that the exodus did occur on the sabbath because the dal 
was ever after celebrated by two feasts : the passover, a 
annual feast (Ex. 12:14-17) and the weekly day of rej 
(Deut. 5:15). 

These days were "signs of the covenant" between Gc 
and Israel (Ex. 13:6-10; Ezek. 20:12, 13), but as Isra 
did not keep the covenant (Jer. 22:5-9) the mode ( 
keeping of the sign became an "abomination" (Isa. 1:13 
and the sabbaths were abolished (Hosea 2:11; Col. 2:li 
17). 

As a memorial of rest from bondage the sabbath wj 
no longer significant, for they had lost their liberty (Lul 
2:1), and the kingdom was temporarily taken from thei 
(Matt. 21:43). As a symbol of spiritual rest it w? 
equally useless, for they had lost that rest also (He! 
4:11-18) and remained in the slavery of sin (John 8:3' 
36) in spite of their sabbaths. God, in his knowledge ( 
the weakness of human nature, employed the method ( 
the law only as a step in the preparation of the peopl 
for Christ (Gal. 3:23-26). 

The sabbath was a part of the old covenant "of the le' 
ter" (Ex. 31:16, 17) which was replaced in its entiret 
by the new covenant "of the spirit" (Heb. 8:7-13; 10 :f 
2 Cor. 3:6). When the whole of something disappears a 
the parts disappear. Therefore the seventh day sabbat 
disappeared with the old covenant of the letter. 

But the institutions of the law were typical of the "be' 
ter things" of the new covenant, and the spirit of the' 
was better expressed in this new covenant of the spiri 
The letter was the shadow, the spirit is the reality. 

It is useless to say that the weekly sabbath is not ii 
eluded in these "shadows" which passed away (Col. 2:1( 
17) on the gi'ound that there is a difference between th 
"sabbaths" and circumcision and the weekly "sabbath. 
Such difference does not exist. If the weekly sabbat 
began before reaching Sinai (Ex. 16:23), so also did cii 
cumcision (John 7:22) and the sabbath of the Passov« 
(Ex. 12:14-17). The weekly sabbath is referred to in th 
plural as often as the others are (Ex. 31:13, 14; Ezel 
20:12). All were given by God "by the hand of Moses 
(Neh. 9:14) ; all ai'e equally called feasts or sabbaths "( 
the Lord" (Lev. 23:3, 37) ; all are called "perpetual," bi 
for that dispensation (Ex. 31:16; Lev. 16:29-34: all ar 
called "holy" (Ex. 31:13, 14). The weekly sabbaths m 
the rest had sacrifices (Num. 28:10), convocations wit 
accompanying "rites" (Lev. 23:3; Neh. 8:18) and wei 
therefore plainly included in the "law of commandment 
in ordinances" which was "abolished" (Eph. 2:15). 

Sunday, or The Lord's Day 

The history of Israel is an allegory of the Christian \\j 
(Gal. 4:24; 1 Cor. 10:11) in which the exodus from sla^ 
ery represents our libei-ation from sin (John 8:34-36 
by the resurrection of Christ and our spiritual resurrei 
tion with him (1 Pet. 1:3, 4; Eph. 2:5, 6). The two m( 
morials of the exodus (the passover and the sabbath rei 
resented Christ who was "separated from sinners" (Hel 
7:26) and enjoyed the favor or rest of God (Mt. 3:17). 

When the type came the antitypes, of course, were dii 
carded, but these two memorials of the exodus have i 
the New Testament two corresponding memorials. Ii 
stead of the passover with the feast of unleavened brea( 
we have the Lord's supper with its unleavened bread. ( 
Cor. 5:7, 8), which is a symbol of the separation of b( 
1 levers from sinners (vs. 11) ; and instead of the rest da 
in memory of the exodus, we have the rest day in memor 
of the resurrection. It is called "the Lord's day" (Re^ 
1:10) and is a symbol of rest in Christ (Matt. 11:28 
through a spiritual resurrection with him (Eph. 2:6) ol 



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tained, not by the works of the law, but by faith (Heb. 
4:3)., 

'^, The Manna and the Rest, Day 

The sabbath was given by Moses in the desert (Neh. 
9:14) when God gave the manna, which was a type of 
Christ (John 6:31-34) and the rest, which was a type of 
the Holy Spirit (Ex. 16:23 with John 4:14; 7:39). For 
the manna which Moses gave, the people had to worK 
first and then rest, but for the true manna which Christ 
gives, eur works do not avail (Rom. 4:4; Gal. 2:16). 
Christ.himself did the saving work, and our work consists 
in believing (John 6:29). By faith we enter into rest 
(Gal. 3:14; Heb. 4:3), and having begun by faith we are 
not so foolish as to return to the works of the law to per- 
fect ourselves (Gal. 3:2, 3), as they do who trust in the 
sabbath of the law (Gal. 4:9-11). 

Thus the Jewish sabbath represents rest in recompen'^e 
for works (Rom. 4:4), and inasmuch as no one can do the 
works necessary to salvation by the law (Rom. 3:10), no 
one can enter into the promised rest by his own works. 
But the Lord's Day, the first day of the week, represents 
rest in gratitude for the work of another, Christ, and, 
having first rest in the Spirit, we may also work in the 
Spirit (Titus 3:5-8; Rom. 5:5; Acts 1:8). 



The Christ that once walked the streets of Capernaum 
despised and neglected, and preached in her synagogue 
to dull and obdurate hearts, and whose voice was heard 
all over this beautiful region pleading in vain with a co-'- 
rupt generation, still lives; and the spiritual kingdom in 
which those carnal multitudes saw no beauty, sways its 
power over hundreds of millions, and is indeed the most 
potent element among all the potential elements in earth's 
noblest forms of civilization, in the kingdoms and em- 
pires that sway the destinies of the human race. "The 
world passeth away and the lusts thereof; but the word 
of the Lord endureth for ever." — Isaac Errett. 



Editorial Review 

(Continued from page i) 

The First church of Long Beach, California, has an excellent 
plan of keeping the Evangelist on the Honor Roll. They require 
each and every subscriber to pay fifty cents and the church pays 
the other dollar out of its treasury for each subscription. Any one 
lean afford to pay one cent a week for their church paper, and 
i almost any church can afford to pay two cents a week for each 
paper that comes into its homes. Brother N. C. Nielsen is the 
very efficient Evangelist agent in that congregation and we are 
glad to note that he believes in the paper he so successfully sells 
I to his fellow members. He said recently, "Every true blue BRETH- 
REN should take his church paper so he will know what goes on 
in the church. You cannot hear Brother McClain, but you can read 
his sayings every week on the second page and the paper is full of 
good reading." Dr. Bauman followed up Brother Nielsen's state- 
ment the following week in the church calendar with a restatement 
of their proposition and said, "Surely there must be little interest 
in the work of the church to which you belong if the church paper 
is not worth one cent a week to you." And to those who must pay 
the full price of $2.00 per year, it only amounts to four cents a 
week. And to new subscribers during our special offer it is only 
two and seven-tenths cents a week. It is likely that most of the 
homes of our churches pay more than that each day for their 
daily newspaper, which features crime and immorality in almost 
every issue. No one can afford to be without his church paper. 
And no member can afford to have his fellow-members to be with- 
out it either, and much less can the pastor afford to have his 
people to be without it. Get your church paper into as many new 
homes as possible during the month of January, while the special 
offer lasts. $1.35 per year for new subscribers; $3.00 for one new 
and one renewaL 



^be jfanui^ Eltat 

By T. C. Lyon 

Daily Readings and Suggestions 

(Keep with your Bible) 

MONDAY 

Rev. 1:10-20; 22:16. From earliest childhood we have 
been fascinated by the beauty of the stars. In this re- 
spect the stars are a fitting symbol of our Lord, for 
he alone may be called a God of beauty. In contrast 
with the hideous idols of pagan lands and the sensuous 
rites of the beauty-loving Greeks, we see him who is 
the fairest among ten thousand, who holdeth the seven 
stars in his right hand, who is himself the bright and 
morning star. And there is nothing in all the world so 
beautiful as the love wherewith he hath loved his way- 
ward people. Let us praise him! 

TUESDAY 

Psalm 139:7-12. There is no place on earth where 
the stars may not be seen. So it is with our God: he 
belongs to no one race or people, but may be seen at 
any time and place. Those in the uttermost parts of 
the earth may behold his beauty and know his match- 
less love even as we do, and he meets their every need 
even as he meets ours. 

WEDNESDAY 

Psalm 125. Th stars are always with us. The suii 
may hide their presence by day or the clouds by night, 
but beyond them the stars may always be found. How 
like our God! Even in the "daylight" hours when we 
do not "need" him, he is ever near, and we may be 
assured that he ever shines beyond the clouds of trouble. 
If we have learned where to look for him we may find 
him at the first break in the clouds. In one respect, 
however, the stars utterly fail as a symbol of our God: 
he is not far removed as the stars, but "Just when I 
need him, Jesus is near." 

THURSDAY 

John 1:1-14. There always have been stars — at least 
so far as man is concerned. That first night in Eden, 
Adam beheld the stars already shining. Although we 
have learned much about the nature of the stars, there 
is still much that we do not know. In the same way, 
when man first appeared on earth he found God already 
at work in the world; we have learned much about 
him and his nature, although there is much more that 
we should know, and still more that is beyond our 
knov^ring. But let us not hesitate to accept him and 
delight in his beauty, and mor ethan we refuse to be- 
lieve in the presence and beauty of the stars. 
FRIDAY 

Psalm 147:1-11. The stars have names, even the 
faintest ones, and are known by name to our God. The 
modem astronomer also has a name for every star, 
some of them being the very names used by Job many 
centuries ago. What a picture of the loving care of 
God! To each one of us he has given a new name, and 
he calleth his sheep by name, tenderly caring for even 
the weakest. 

SATURDAY 

Phil. 1:1-6. Perhaps the mo.st wonderful objects in 
the heavens are the nebulae. We may behold some of 
them as just masses of inert, gaseous matter, "without 
form and void;" others are quite evidentlv in revolu- 
tion, and we may see new stars, new worlds, just be- 
ginning to form; others are quite plainly universes 
comparable to our own. In short, we may actually see 
God still at work in his world, creating new worlds 
for what great purpose we cannot even guess as yet 
(1 Cor. 2:9). As God still works in his universe, so 
he still works in the lives of his peorale. He has done 
great things for us this day, and will do more tomor- 
row, for he that hath begun this great work in us will 
perform it until the day of Christ. 
SUNDAY 

Eph. 2:11-22. The sun is nearly a hundred million 
miles from the earth, but the nearest star is more than 
250.000 times as far away, and many of them are in- 
finitely farther. Yet the distance to the stars is not 
so great as the distance between God and man, and 
some measure of his love is found in the vast distance 
whi''h it spanned. Let us praise him for the greatness 
of his love (Rom, 5:8)! 



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W. I. DUKER. 

President 
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E. U IMILLER 

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N. V. LEATHERMAN. 

General Secrelary 
South Bend, Indiana 



M. A. STUCKEY. EDITOR. 
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Treasurer 
2210 Maple Ave., 
Evanston, Illinois 



Worship Program for January, 1931 



Music — The hjaiins selected are from 
"The Church School Hymnal for Youth." 

Prelude. — An instrumental selection. An 
anthem by the school choir may be substi- 
tuted occasionally. 
Call to Worship.— 
"O give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his 

name; 
Make known among the peoples his doings. 
Sing unto him, sing praises unto him; 
Talk ye of all his marvellous works. 

Glory ye in his holy name." 

Gloria Patri.— "Glory Be to the Father," 
No. 364. 

Invocation and the Lord's Prayer. — With 
grateful hearts we worship and adore thee, 
O God. In great love thou hast remembered 
us; thy blessings are like the sands of the 
sea, without number. Thou knowest all 
about us and in great kindness thou dost 
provide for all our needs. Draw very near 
to us in this season of meditation, prayer 
and praise, and help us to worship and serve 
thee with constant and increasing devotion. 
We ask it in the name of Jesus our Lord, 
who taught us to pray, "Our Father which 
art in heaven" (and so forth.) Amen. 

Praise Hymn. — "Come, My Soul, Thou 
. ..ii) -., * hen Morn- 
.e Skies,' Hymn 1; ''O Thou, in 
■rU So Far," Kynr 50; "Holy, 
1j . . i''Od Alni'i. Hymn 39; 

" h Thee, ', ■■' ost High," 

-ij..... -,, i. i.c»x.=.c Uie Luiu. le Heavens 
Adore Him," Hymn 26; "A Mighty Fortress 
Is Our God," Hymn 51; "Joyful, Jojrful, We 
Adore Thee," Hymn 48; "Come, Sound His 
Praise Abroad," Hymn 46; "Sing to the 
Lord a Joyful Song," Hymn 41; "Come, 
Thou Almighty King," Hymn 24; "We 
Praise Thee, O God, Our Redeemer, Crea- 
tor," Hymn 25; and "The Sun Is on the 
Land and Sea," Hymn 9. 

Psalter Selection. — "Dependence," No. 9; 
"Drawing Near to God," No. 11; "Courage," 
No. 8; "The Presence of God," No. 24; "De- 
sire for God's Truth," No. 10; "Joy," No. 
16; "Prayer for Forgiveness," No. 23; 
"Trust in God," No. 29; "Witnessing for 
God," No. 30; "Brotherhood," No. 5; "As- 
surance and Confidence," No. 3; "Self-Con- 
trol," No. 26; "Taking Up the Cross," No. 
28. 

Sacrament of Silence. — Introducing some 
thought related to the worship theme, or re- 
ferring to some special need or interest of 
the school. 

Response to Sacrament of Silence. — Sing 
softly the "Sanctus," No. 367. 

Scripture Lesson. — Either the lesson for 
the day, or some other related Scripture. 

Theme Hymn. — "0 Master Workman of 
the Race," Hymn 10; "A Thousand Years 
Have Come and Gone," Hymn 95; "Thou 
Didst Leave Thy Throne," Hymn 112; "I 
Would Be True," Hymn 225; "When the 
Golden Evening Gathered," Hymn 108; "In 
Christ I Feel the Heart of God," Hymn 141; 
"No Distant Lord Have I," Hymn 145; 
"Thine Arm, Lord, in Days of Old," Hymn 
107; "0 Zion, Haste, Thy Mission High Ful- 
filling," Hymn 308: "I've Found a Friend; 



O Such a Friend," Hymn 191; "Into the 
Woods My Master Went," Hymn 121; 
"Stand Fast for Christ Thy Savior," Hymn 
218; and "In Christ There Is No East or 
West," Hymn 314. 

Message or Story. — If stories are desired, 
the following books will be helpful: "Story 
Worship Programs for the Church School 
Year" and "More Story Worship Programs 
for the Church School Year," by Rev. Jay 
S. Stowell, and "Stories for Special Days 
in the Church School," by Margaret W. Eg- 
gleston. 

Prayer Enforcing the Message or Story. 
— By the leader, or some other selected per- 
son. 

Oflfertory. — While offering is being re- 
ceived, the pianist plays Hymn 277. 

Dedicatory Response. — "We Give Thee 
But Thine Own," Hymn 278. 

Lesson Period. 

Recall to Assembly. — Using short musical 
numbers or chords. 

Closing Hymn. — Where Cross the Crowd- 
ed Ways of Life," Hymn 268; "As with 
Gladness Men of Old," H>mm 96; "We Bear 
the Strain of Earthly Care," Hymn 143; 
"To the Knights in the Days of Old," Hymn 
219; "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go," 
Hymn 196; "Lord, Speak to Me, That I May 
Speak," Hynm 293; "What a Friend We 
Have in Jesus," Hymn 245; "Brightly Beams 
Our Father's Mercy," Hymn 292; "Fling 
Out the Banner! Let It Float," Hymn 316; 
"O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee," Hyinn 
182; "Now to Heaven Our Prayer Ascend- 
ing," Hymn 239; "Just As I Am, Thine 
Own to Be," Hymn 181; and "Jesus Shall 
Reign Where'er the Sun," Hymn 310. 

Benediction. — "May the grace of our Lord 
Jesus Chi-ist and the love of God and the 
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all 
evermore. Amen." 

Silent Prayer. — With very soft music. — 
The Westminster Teacher. 



Editor's Select Notes on the 
Sunday School Lesson 

(Lesson for January 11) 

The Childhood of Jesus 

Scripture Lesson — Luke 2. 

Printed Text— Luke 2:40-52. 

Devotional Reading — Isa. 11:1-9. 

Golden Text — Jesus advanced in wisdom 
and stature, and in favor with God and men. 
—Luke 2:52. 

Introductory Note 

We omit this year the details of the birth 
of Jesus, the journey to Bethlehem, the 
crovi-ded inn, the lowly stable, the shepherds 
and the angel's song. Also the visit of the 
wise men, which is recorded only in Mat- 
thew. 

It is, however, not wise to ignore these 
utterly. There is no possibility of over- 
stressing this story for the deeper it enters 
our minds, the deeper impression it will 
make on our hearts and our lives. 

But these aspects of the Christmas stoty 



have some emphasis each year whether we 
are studying the life of Christ or not, and 
this year we must stress the example of 
the growing youth, — the child who, though 
lord of all, was obedient to his parents, 
grew and learned and worked at his trade. 
Beginning the Lesson 

It is an interesting exercise to throw back 
into Jesus' boyhood some of the references 
of his recorded sayings: Did he not play 
games with other children? (Luke 7:31, 
32); and as a boy like to watch the birds 
(Luke 8:5), the chickens (Matt. 23:37), the 
farmers at their work? (many parables) 
and study the flowers, perhaps in a little 
garden of his own (Luke 12:27), and the 
weather? (Matt. 16:2.) Or did he as a boy 
sometimes witness cruelties heaped upon 
poor prisoners in their hands by Roman sol- 
diers stationed there in Galilee ? — Adult 
Leader. 

One's days may pass away like a shadow 
and leave not a trace behind. "How we 
spend hours that are sacred in things that 
are profane — which we choose to call 'ne- ' 
cessities' — and then say, 'we cannot' to our 
Father's business!" — Florence Nightingale. 

"0 Jesus, Lad of Nazareth, 

Help us this day to grow 
Jn favor with both God and man, 

As thou didst, long ago!" 

—Ethel W. Trout. 

The Boy Jesus in School 

When Jesus was six years old his parents 
sent him to school. 

The schoolhouse was in the audience 
room of the Synagogue — the Meeting 
House, the Jewish church. It was a day 
school and Sunday school in one. The school 
was for boys only. Jesus learned to read 
and write. He learned three languages; 
Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic, i. e., one form 
of Syriac, which was the common language 
of Palestine in that day. "He would have 
the same chance of learning Greek as a 
boy born in the Scottish Highlands has of 
learning English, 'Galilee of the Gentiles' be- 
ing then full of Greek-speaking inhabi- 
tants." 

The Bible was the chief text-book. 

The method was (1) by audible study, (2) 
by committing to memory, "the children re- 
peating words and sentences after the teach- 
er, and learning certain passages by heart." 

"After learning the letters and being 
taught to read simple words, the boys had 
repeated to them the sacred watchword of 
the faith of Israel: "Hear, O Israel: Jeho- 
vah our God is one Jehovah'" (Deut. 6:4), 
impressing on each child the fundamental 
truth of religion, that there is one living, 
true God, so deeply that though living 
among heathen they were seldom swept 
away from this rock foundation. — Illustrat- 
ed Quarterly. 

His Home Training 

Christ's home was loyal to the Jewish 
law. Joseph and Mary kept it as the daily ' 
habit of their lives and taught it diligently 
to the children. Religion was of vital im- 
portance to them. It must have been one 
of the most natural, enjoyable and profit- i 
able features of their family life. Jewish 
childii !. were taught the stories of those 
early SLivants of God who were their na- 
tional hemes, as well as the basic truths and 
statements of theii faith (Deut. 6:4-8-. The 
home at Nazareth u. ubtless did more of this 
than was required of it, so that when, at 
the age of six, Jesus entered the sj-nagoguc 
school he had already had a good start ir 
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Mary must have watched over this spiritual 
schooling of the wonderful Boy! 

Our children are our greatest gifts to the 
world; gifts beyond the giving of ourselves. 
Ajid so gifts deserving of the very best en- 
dowment and training that it is within our 
power to give them. When we can present 
in them physical, mental and spiritual na- 
tures that are according to God's will and 
ideal we have done our duty as parents, 
rhen we must.be willing to lose them; give 
;hem up, to their visions, ambitions, deci- 
sions and futures, that, while still ours, they 
nay ent^- into their full part in the world's 
vork. — Dr. O. C. Brown. 

In His Father's House 

Every child should be trained to go regu- 
arly to his Father's house as one of the 
vorshipers and learners. 

The church service should be made inter- 
isting and attractive to children, and seat- 
ng arranged to make them comfortable. 

The presence of children in the preaching 
lervice tends to make the preaching more 
:lear, simple, and vivid, and to make prom- 
nent the great essentials of divine truth, 
rhe great subjects always contain some- 
hing for children. It is a bad sign not to 
lee plenty of children in the church service. 
—Adams. 

In early years (of Christian annals) chil- 
Iren accompanied their elders to church. As 
larly as possible you should get the boys 
understand something of the history of 
lur forms of worship, and keep on remind- 
ng them .judiciously of what you have told 
hem. How can you expect a fidgety boy 
if 12 to get much good from a service un- 
ess he knows why he is there, why cer- 
ain prayers are used; and lastly, unless he 
eels that to subdue the inclination to inces- 
ant movement is part of his offering? I 
rust you will not fall into the error of sup- 
losing that by diminishing the obligation of 
iraise and prayer you will guard a boy 
igainst the stubborn fashion of avoiding 
hurch services. If you accustom him to 
inly one sei-vice on Sunday, how will he at- 
end when he grows up ? Teaching is what 
le requires. Something would be gained if 
loys were taught to regard sermons as not 
he most important part of the service. 
Strangely enough, people insist that if ser- 
aons were more attractive, young men 
?ould go to church in flocks. Perhaps they 
Fould, but what then? They would toler- 
.te the worship and the supplications of- 
ered by others, in order to enjoy an elo- 
[uent or pungent discourse seasoned to suit 
heir dainty palates. And no one is so fas- 
idious about a sermon as a young gentle- 
lan who cannot abide being bored with 
irayers, etc., and who is restive under the 
verage pulpit discourse. — Lyttleton. 

Lost in the Temple 

Generally speaking it is a good place for 
. boy to be lost. But seldom does a boy 
'lecome so absorbed in the Father's business 
hat he gets lost in the Father's house. iMost 
f them are lost to the Father's house. But 
low could Jesus have been lost to his par- 
nts in such a place? It is not difficult to 
nderstand if we consider the fact that 
Jerusalem was crowded with about three 
liillion pilgrims, among whom it was im- 
possible to keep track of an active lad who 
lad reached an age when he was responsi- 
ble for himself; and our Lord was a self- 
eliant person, evidently trusted by his par- 
nts to take care of himself. And, left to 
imself, and being absorbed in the things 
f God, he turned to the Father's house as 
aturally as the plant turns to the light of 



the sun. The parents went on a day's jour- 
ney when they discovered his absence and 
immediately turned back, doubtless search- 
ing the throngs, until they arrived at the 
temple where they found him, in the atmos- 
phere that was his natural element. He re- 
turned to Nazareth and remained there, a 
loving, obedient son, until the day he be- 
gan his preaching. He grew steadily in 
knowledge, and in the favor of God. His 
advancement did not require the stimulus 
of the temple and the Holy City or the 
guidance and instruction of the renowned 



rabbis of Jerusalem. There is never any 
question about men's approval and God's 
praise of a noble character. 

"He was a boy — like you — and you, — 
As full of jokes, as full of fun. 

But always he was bravely true, 
And did no wrong to any one. 

"And one thing I am sure about, — 

He never tumbled into sin. 
But kept himself, within, without. 

As God had made him, sweet and clean." 
— John Oxenham. 





The Gospels at a 


Glance 




AUTHOR 


MATTHEW 


MARK 


LUKE 


JOHN 


Occupation 


Tax-Gatherer 


Interpreter 


Physician 


Fisherman 


Subject Matter 


Narrative 


Memoirs 


Sketches 


Drama 


Record 


Impressions 


Facts 


Motives 


Doctrines 


Key 


1:1 


10:45 


19:10 


20:31 


Background 


Palestine 


Rome 


Greece 


A.sia Minor 


Viewpoint 


Jews 


Romans 


Greeks 


Universal 


Theme 


Messiahship 


Ministry 


Humanity 


Divinity 


Topics 


Law 


Labor 


Love 


Life 


Arrangement 


Topical 


Chronological 


Biographical 


Metaphorical 


Character 


Messianic 


Realistic 


Human 


Christian 


Form 


Sermons 


Miracles 


Parables 


Conversations 


Outline 


Symmetry 


Compactness 


Order 


System 


Aspect 


Orientalism 


ImperiaUsm 


Hellenism 


Christianity 


Outlook 


Prophetical 


Practical 


Intellectual 


Spiritual 


Quality 


Power 


Endurance 


Sympathy 


vVisdom 


Style 


Stately 


Terse 


Copious 


Colloquial 


Classification 


Prophecy 


Chronology 


History 


Philosophy 


Time 


Past 


Present 


Future 


iSteraity 


Prominent Word 


i<ulfiUed 


Straightway 


Compassion 


Believe 


Gospel 


.sacrifice 


Deeds 


Womanhood 


Teacher 


Christ 


.Man of Sorrows 


Wonder Worker 


Healer 


Shepherd 


Office 


King 


Servant 


Son 


Word 


Symbols 


Lion 


Ox 


Man 


Eagle 


Interpretation 


Strength 


Service 


Humanity 


Vision 


Portrait 


Messiah 


God -Man 


Redeemer 


God 


Picture 


Profile 


Steel Engraving 


Half-Tone 


Life-Size 


Quotations 


45 


22 


24 


15 


Allusions 


42 


12 


34 


24 


Passages Peculiar To 


106 


72 


97 


87 


Pages 


68 


42 


72 


55 


Peculiarities 


42 


93 


59 


92 


Coincidences 


58 


7 


41 


8 


Words in R. V. 


23,407 


14,854 


25,6.54 


19,007 


Inscriptions on Cross 


27:37 


15:26 


23:38 


19:19 


Conclusion 


Resurrection 

28:6 


Ascension 
16:19 


Promise of Spirit 
24:49 


^econd Coming 
21:22 



Piibhshed by permission of M. A. Stuckey. Released November 11, 1930 



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nj ••OLv'V^BIOl.t' '\ 


NEWS FROM THE FIELD ^%^^^L 

Our LonTt Greateit Apoitle Wj^gg^p 
wai a great torreipondent ^^^ 


• 



AMONG THE OHIO CHURCHES 

It was my happy privilege to spend near- 
ly all of November and December among 
the Ohio churches and I was able to visit 
all but two, — Miamisburg and North 
Georgetown. Two others that I formerly 
visited are no longer functioning. Several 
others must awaken and be more evange- 
listic or they will lose their candlesticks 
also. I am glad to say however, that on 
the whole the churches in Ohio are progres- 
sing and were very kind to me and respon- 
sive to the plea for missions. 

The New Lebanon church gave the most 
liberally of all the churches, due partly to 
the preparation beforehand by the pastor. 
Brother King. 

At Dayton I spent a happy week in a 
Bible Institute in company with Prof. 
Stuckey of our seminary at Ashland, and 
enjoyed the hospitality of Prof, and Mrs. 
Brumbaugh and others at Da>-ton. Brother 
Barnard has a very appreciative congrega- 
tion, eager to learn and active in ser\'ice. 
Here there is a large number of talented 
workers who help to carry on the big pro- 
gram of the church. At Ashland also it 
was a joy to associate with former friends 
and fellow-workers while speaking daily to 
the students in chapel and to the church. I 
was impressed by the number and good 
ch'.rr ' ■• ••■ •'■ L>^.i ::U- 1 the college 
ano .-' the seminary and 

pn-- . I .1/11 sure that the 

bi-otaeHuotl will i>e bkoscd with good pas- 
tor? as r> pfulupt of our seminary and will 
not '■ ^^- '.!:'- — ~i.Moes made for its suc- 
cess. Its professors are equal to the best 
anywhere. 

I would like to write at length of each 
church and express my gratitude to the pas- 
tors for their hearty cooperation. 

I am now at South Bend, beginning my 
visits among the Indiana churches which 
will keep me busy until February. 

C. F. YODER, 
Permanent Address, Ashland, Ohio. 



A SUBSCRIBER FOR FORTY YEARS 

Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 18, 1930. 
Brethren Evangelist Promotion Committee, 
Ashland, Ohio. 
Gentlemen: 

Your letter received reminding us that 
our sub.scription to the Brethren Evangelist 
will soon expire. Of course, we will renew 
as usual through our home church — Goshen. 
Let me tell you that we have been subscrib- 
ers to The Brethren Evangelist for a long, 
long time — forty years or more. We took 
the church paper when Brother Holsinger 
was the editor. 

I cannot understand why not more of the 
Brethren are taking the Evangelist. Com- 
paring it with religious papers of other de- 
nominations, we wonder how our publishing 
house can afford to get out such a paper 
for the price now offered. There are no ad- 
vertisements or continued stories to fill 
space as in most other religious publica- 
tions. The contributions to our church pa- 
per are from our most able and influential 
men and women of the church. 

Especially important is it that it should 



be in homes where there are children. We 
keep posted as to happenings in our vicin- 
ity and abroad by reading our home paper. 
Then why not keep informed as to doings 
in the brotherhood as well as having access 
to sennons and other articles of religious 
importance ? Children ^^^ll read and why not 
have them read something that will make of 
them real men and women. As Brother 
Reuben Miller said, "Sometimes one article 
in The Evangelist is worth the price of the 
year's subscription." They may say that we 
have our Bibles to read and that we can 
"listen in" to radio programs — but I am of 
the opinion that those who read their Bibles 
most, also read the church paper. 

Yours for the good cause, 
H. J. SCHROCK, 216 Kenyon Ave. 



HARRAH, WASHINGTON 

As the train slowly moved from the sta- 
tion and gathered speed, the notes of that 
old song, "God be with you till we meet 
again," were gently wafted in at my open 
car window. The music grew fainter and 
fainter and finally faded away as the train 
increased the distance between me and the 
little group on the station platform. 

The message of that song has held ti-ue 
and God has been with both Brother Kinzie 
and myself and we have met again. Then, 
it was parting at Krypton, Kentucky; now 
it was meeting at Harrah, Washington. 

Our meeting at Harrah lasted some three 
weeks and we thank God for the pri^^lege 
of meeting with the good Brethren in this 
valley. They have a beautiful new build- 
ing capable of seating a good sized audi- 
ence in comfort. Seldom, if ever, do I have 
a house so well filled and such a steady 
audience from night to night. The interest 
was indeed good and we were made to re- 
joice that so many came out in a definite 
stand for the Lord in conversion and recon- 
secration. 

The pastors are indeed few who make a 
more definite and thorough business of car- 
ing for their flock and for the community 
in general than does Brother Kinzie and his 
good wife. 

A goodly number found their way to the 
prayer room before services each evening. 
One thing was especially noteworthy be- 
cause it is such a rare quality and should 
be noted with favor by women who want 
to do somethig for the Lord. A sister said 
to me, "About all we women can find to do 
is to pray." Well, thank God for that. Lit- 
tle can they realize how much the success 
of the meeting depended upon their prayers, 
for it is still true that "prayer moves the 
hand that moves the world." 

Miracles in the natural world may seem 
wonderful but they are not so great as the 
miracle of grace that can take a servant of 
Satan and translate him from the kingdom 
of darkness and into the kingdom of God's 
dear Son. 

One young man was given the choice of 
home or Christ. He chose rather to suffer 
affliction with the people of God, than to 
enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. 
(Heb. 11:25). But God, who can take the 
wise in his own craftiness, turned this trick 
of the Devil into a blessing and gave him 



a far better home, a home where Christ 
honored and the family altar a reality. 

One of the most effective methods 
spreading the Gospel, in our day, is 1 
means of the printed page. Christians shou 
place the Scripture in their own hear 
and teach it diligently to their children ai i 
write it upon the posts of their house (Dei ; 
6:6-9) and be instant in season and out 
season in spreading the Gospel to tho 
about them. ' 

In response to the first, some twenty-fi 
boxes of Scripture memory verses were pui| 
chased; in response to the second, mai^ 
dedicated their homes more fully to the Lo 
by setting up a family altar; in response 
the third, over sixty Scripture mottoes we 
purchased and in response to the fourt 
some twenty-five thousand tracts were pi 
chased to be used in personal distributii 

Babyhood is a critical time, and ma 
who start out in the Christian life \vi 
great joy find that it is no bed of roses a 
because of the lack of the sincere milk 
the Word (1 Pet. 2:2) they soon fall aw 
and turn back to their wallowing in t 
mire (2 Pet. 2:22). In this case I have 
fears for Brother Kinzie uses the expo 
tory method of preaching and is very fait 
ful in taking heed to his flock over whi 
the Holy Ghost has made him overseer a 
he will faithfully care for and feed the 
out of the Word of God. 

My parting message to the many gc 
friends at Harrah is, keep "looking for tl 
Blessed Hope and the glorious appearing 
the great God and our Savior, Jesus Chri: 
(Titus 2:13). 

"God be with you till we meet 'ov 
there.'" R. L HUMBERD„ 



MILLER REVIVAL CAMPAIGN, 

We are anxious to report to our EvaQjl 
list family the high spots in our recent ' 
vival effort. Long before our evangelist ; 
rived in Southern California, we 1' 
planned and prayed for his coming. Af" 
observing his work in four meetings in t 
district previous to our own campaign,' 
was to be expected that we should be in<| 
than anxious for our turn to come. Sol 
was not to our disadvantage to be the l' 
served. To be sure, the evangelist was 
coming physically tired, but he hardly 
lowed his hearers to even surmise that fs' 
His strenuous activities were carried 
through to the very last night, and we g' 
God all the glory that he was so enabled' 
work. 

In all the reports we have read conce 
ing the qualifications and character of P. 
Miller as an evangelist, there has bi( 
nothing but the highest of praise. We ne'| 
did, nor do we now, doubt the truth of th«) 
obsei-\'ations. Instead, we desire to give ij 
assent to the most complimentary thiii 
that have already been said. Only a 1 
that is Christ-centered will allow itself i 
be poured out in such unselfish serv:i 
When so many evangelists have proved d 
appointing in the past, it is a relief to <t 
in men like Brother Miller whose chief <i 
is to glorify God and to exalt Christ. 1 
of our pastors who worked with Brpti 
Miller in campaigns previous to ours, 
speaking of his work after their respecti 
meetings said, "There is not a single cri 
cism to make in either his life or woi 
These were fine tributes by pastors ^ 
have had experience with evangelists i 
know something of their professional cb 
acteristics which is so often disappoint 
to spLritiial Christians. May God contl 



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iless Brother Paul in his work. We rec- 
nend him to any and all churches as an 
igelist and Christian worker who will be 
;reat blessing and help. He received an 
ring which was greatly out of propor- 

to the reputation of our church in re- 
ursing outside help, but the offering rep- 
mted only a small part of our apprecia- 

of all the good which he did us. 
le were thankful to God for the splen- 
^ weather which he granted us. On the 
; night, a large crowd was on hand to 
ive the first message. On the next 
it we got a taste of what rainy weather 
d do for 'our meetings. The next day, 
;h was Thanksgiving, we experienced 
'e rain and small attendance. Then came 
h of continuous sunshine and clear 
its. All weather excuses from then on 
3 blotted out. There was fine atten- 
;e throughout the last two weeks. As 
il, there were splendid delegations from 
)ur neighboring Brethren groups which 
5 greatly appreciated by us all. 
s for results, we dare not measure them 
iew of our expectations. We do not al- 
s expect the higher and best things. No 
)t God gave us what we most needed and 

was a revived church. Fifty-one mem- 

of the church responded at various 
IS throughout the meetings to calls for 
nsecration, full surrender and deeper 
itual living. A number of so-called 
bliders have come back wth such new 
] that we cherish them more than first 
fessions if that be possible. We now 

more capable to go into this needy 
j and be used of God to register many 
le victories for him. 

lere are twenty-five to be added to the 
•ch by baptism. Of this number, six- 
are adults and the rest young people. 
i boys and girls will receive further in- 
Ktion before they are counted. This 
(IS best to us in this locality. 
i^ir guess is that there will be a substan- 
iincrease to the cause of Christ as a re- 
ef these meetings. Many prospects 
j! been found and many valuable contacts 
't- been made. 

13 a young man in the ministry, the 
:er wishes to express his appreciation of 
valuable personal help given him by the 
gelist. His hope is that his parishion- 
will discover that he is a better and 
3 yielded co-worker for having asso- 
'd with this man of prayer, of hard 
;, of power, of God. 

A. D. CASHMAN. 



NEWS OF THE COLLEGE 

le College recently debated with Mus- 
um College here at the Chapel. The 
tions related to plans for reducing un- 
oyment. Messrs Klingensmith, Shiery, 
■), and Brown represented Ashland. No 
es were employed, hence no decision 
given. 

the last meeting of the Faculty Club, 

Kirkland of the department of Educa- 

read a very acceptable paper on the 

ral subject of Reading for Young Peo- 

is with great regret that I announce 
Mrs. Leslie, dean of women, has re- 
'!d her position in the school, the resig- 
'n to take effect at the end of the pres- 
emester. Mrs. Leslie has been here for 
?ears, teaching in the department of 
entary education and also acting as 
of women. In both positions she has 
e.\ceptionally successful. The position 
2an of women here is a most difficult 



one, or rather it has been so in the past, 
but under the very capable direction of Mrs. 
Leslie, the office has become a pleasure as 
well as a duty. She has exercised rare 
goodr judgment in dealing with the girls and 
has done so with little friction. I can not 
speak too highly of her work as dean. 

Mrs. Leslie expects to go to Denver where 
she will make her home with a sister and 
after a period of rest, will likely take up 
work in the University of Denver. The en- 
tire College unites in wishing her the best 
of everything as she severs her relation 
with us. 

The teaching part of Mrs. Leslie's work 
has been provided for by the employment 
of Miss Beulah Woods, a member of the 
Church of the Brethren. Miss Woods is a 
native of Ohio and has spent some time in 
India where she went as a missionary un- 
der her church board. She is now in Chica- 
go University where she has taken her 
Master's degree and has some residence re- 
quirements towards the doctorate. She will 
come here at the opening of the second 
semester. 

The work of the deanship has not yet 
been assigned. 

The writer of these notes attended the 
meeting of the American Association for 
the Advancement of Science held this week 
at Cleveland, where he met and stayed 
with Dr. Anspach of the Ypsilanti State Col- 
lege, (Michigan). The meeting was well at- 
tended and it was a distinct pleasure to 
see and hear men, some of whose text books 
are taught here in the College. There were 
also meetings of other learned societies 
which we attended. Beyond any doubt the 
American Association leads the way for sci- 
entific advancement and it sounded no pes- 
simistic note. The outlook for the ad- 
vancement of science and human learning 
is bright. 

Professor Puterbaugh is here for the holi- 
days, and I gather from my conversation 
with him that he is getting along well at 
Northwestern. He plans to return here next 
fall, which is good news to the College. Pro- 
fessor Puterbaugh also attended the Cleve- 
land meeting, as did also Drs. Caldwell and 
Ullman. 

School reconvenes Tuesday, January 6th. 
EDWIN E. JACOBS. 



BRIGHTON, INDIANA 

It has been some time since the brother- 
hood has heard from the Brighton church, 
but we have been at work steadily prepar- 
ing for a great work to be accomplished for 
God this winter. We began our fall cam- 
paign by observing our Rally Day in Sep- 
tember, which was a success. We then de- 
cided to get ready for our revival campaign 
to be held some time in the fall or winter 
months. The people all got busy working 
and praying for this revival effort, and we 
succeeded in getting Brother B. F. Owen of 
Nappanee to hold our revival for us, begin- 
ning on the 8th day of December. 

The meeting was begun and Brother 
Owen went to work in earnest as he always 
does, and a glorious revival was the result. 
At the close of the meeting of two weeks, 
there were twenty-three souls added to the 
church, one by letter and twenty-two by 
confession. On last Sunday afternoon the 
vwiter had the good pleasure of leading 
twenty-one people into the baptismal 
waters, and on Sunday evening Brother 
Owen and the writer took those twenty- 
one into the church. Of this number who 
united with the church, nineteen of them 



were young people, the majority of whom 
are in their teens. Thus the future of the 
Brighton church is assured. 

Just a word about Brother Owen and his 
work at Brighton. He preached the simple 
old-time Gospel in the old-fashioned way, 
and souls accepted the call, as they always 
do when God's Word is preached. The peo- 
ple are hungering for the old Gospel 
preached in the old-fashioned way. The 
people here are well satisfied with Brother 
Owen's effort, and I know that by his seed 
sowing, there will no doubt be some more 
reaping for the church. 

The writer did not have the pleasure of 
being with him very much, but he and the 
good people at Brighton managed things 
very acceptably. 

Pray for us that we may be used to a 
greater advantage yet in the salvation of 
souls and that his Church may prosper. 
C. D. WHITMER. 

217 E. Dubail Avenue, South Bend, Ind. 



MOUNT OLIVE, VIRGINIA 

The Mt. Olive church is still on the map 
and doing things. Since our last report 
new carpet and a new piano have been pur- 
chased. The new basement is about com- 
pleted. Much credit is due Brother Walter 
Koontz, who was the manager. Also I would 
mention the fine spirit with which the mem- 
bership and others responded. At the call, 
out came pocketbooks; off came coats; picks, 
shovels and teams were in action and soon- 
er than expected we were able to begin us- 
ing the basement. The church building be- 
ing raised three feet above the old founda- 
tion affords plenty of light and ventilation. 

In June, the Conference met at this place. 
A fine spirit prevailed throughout the con- 
ference and we are hoping that it will not 
be so long until we can be in a better con- 
dition to entertain our district conference. 
We shall enjoy having this appreciative 
gathering with us again. 

On October 14, Brother I. D. Bowman of 
Leesburg, New Jersey, came to assist us in 
an evangelistic effort. For two weeks we 
enjoyed strong spiritual sermons, large 
crowds, and fine singing. The visible re- 
sults were nine confessions. We do not 
want to overlook the evangelist's son. Broth- 
er Joe Bowman, whose services at the piano 
were so much appreciated. After eleven 
years of service, because of failing health, 
we are resigning our pastorate at Mt. Olive 
to take effect January 1, 1931, praying that 
the failure of our physical strength may 
mean greater progress for Mt. Olive. Our 
present address is Rhoadesville, Virginia. 
G. W. CHAMBERS. 



MEETING AT MT. OLIVE, VIRGINIA 

I just closed a short campaign in my old 
home church, the first church I ever had 
part in building, some 48 years ago. We 
only had four members in the community — 
father, mother, wife and myself. S. H. 
Bashor held a meeting in my school house 
at Sunnyside, some three miles away. He 
had 33 confessions. Father and I went to 
Pineville school house within a stone's throw 
of the site upon which Mount Olive church 
now stands. We obtained the school house 
here and Bashor conducted a successful 
meeting vsdth 33 confessions. Mt. Olive has 
had a gradual growth until today it is pos- 
sibly the largest Brethren congregation in 
the Valley of Virginia. Brother Chambers 
has been its successful pastor for eleven 
years and it is in a better condition today 
than ever before. The Church of the Breth- 



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ren, the largest congregation in this part 
of the valley, works hand in hand with the 
Brethren. The meeting was short, begin- 
ning October 14, and ending the 26th. The 
crowds were large from the beginning, un- 
til the close we had the largest crowds ever 
known here. The last Sunday night we 
seated 300 people in addition to the regular 
seating capacity, and then a number were 
turned away. 

This field has been well worked, yet the 
interest became more intense until the very 
close. It seemed a pity to close, but we 
could not stay longer. Brother Chambers 
will report the number of confessions. The 
Church of the Brethren helped us much in 
attendance and special music. Brother Lu- 
ther Good was the successful song leader. 
He has good piano players. My youngest 
boy did must of the playing for us during 
the meeting. 

My youngest brother came 150 miles from 
Covington, Virginia over the last Sunday. 
We stayed the last night with another 
brother, and on Tuesday morning we bade 
farewell and my Brother J. S. Bowman and 
1 drove 150 miles more to Vianna, Virginia, 
to visit my oldest brother who is afflicted, 
and just lost his noble wife a few weeks 
ago. 

I will preach here in Mt. Olive Brethren 
church over Sunday, take midnight train 
and hope to land home Monday noon. I re- 
ceived a letter yesterday from my wife, 
stating that my house was strack with 
lightning. What a checkered experience is 
life! but all works together for good for 
those who love the Lord. 

ISAAC D. BOWMAN. 



message that rang true to the Word of God. 
He began his work before I left the room 
and I had to break it up. 

I stayed in the beautiful home of Brother 
and Sister Harris where everything was 
done for my comfort and happiness. I also 
had the joy of being in the home of Broth- 
er and Sister Faw for a meal. 

May the Lord mightily bless his people as 
they thus witness for him in the midst of 
the darkness of the apostasy in the churches 
of Yakima. R. I. HUMBERD. 



SUNNYSIDE, WASHINGTON 

ive weeks with Brother Flora at Spo- 
kti: e and Brother Kinzie at Harrah, com- 
p\ ,ed my engagements in the great North- 
«'t,.4t, but Sunnyside being near, Brother 
Fry took me to his home and for a week I 
gave my Bible Chart lectures in his church. 

The Brethren at Sunnyside are well "fed 
up" on the Word and we were glad for the 
opportunity of meeting with these good peo- 
ple. Here we met Brother Earl Reed, who 
is doing a good work in his Bible classes. 

Brother Fry seems to be just the man for 
the place, for since his coming, discord has 
changed to harmony. One pastor said, "He 
is the one man out of twenty who would 
fit in as he has." 

Yakima 

Yakima is a city of some twenty-two 
thousand souls with scarcely a Fundamen- 
tal note among the large city churches. But 
God has his faithful remnant and through 
a Bible class and Laymans' Organization 
the light of truth has been kept shining. 

Seeing my announcements, they took 
steps to have me speak in their city. A 
large room was secured in the Y. M. C. A. 
and we held a five day Prophetic conference. 

I expected a few earnest souls to gather 
night after night, but I was greatly sur- 
prised at the size of the audience the first 
night. The third night chairs had to be 
brought in and the last evening we closed 
with a packed house. 

I have never been received with such en- 
thusiasm and I thank God that they are now 
planning on continuing with Bible Confer- 
ences from time to time. Five precious 
souls came out in conversion and reconse- 
cration the last evening. 

I can imagine the contents of a sermon 
that will be preached in one of the large 
city churches, for a pastor ventured in and 
saw some of his flock actually enjoying a 



REPORT OF THE ILLIOKOTA DISTRICT 

CONFERENCE HELD AT WATERLOO, 

IOWA, OCTOBER, 6, 7, 8, 1930 

Monday evening, October 6 

Conference was called to order by Mod- 
erator S. M. Whetstone, who introduced Rev. 
E. Forrest Byers of Hudson, Iowa, who was 
our song leader during the conference. 
After opening song sei-vice the evening de- 
votions were led by Brother J. F. Garber 
of Leon, Iowa. 

The address of welcome to the Confer- 
ence was brought by Brother H. H. Reitz 
of the Waterloo church. After response 
from the delegates Moderator Whetstone 
appointed the Nominating Committees and 
the Conference Memberishp or Credential 
Committees. All other business was sched- 
uled for the Tuesday morning session. 

Vice-Moderator C. C. Grisso brought the 
sermon of the evening. Topic — The Secret 
of the Power of Pentecost. 

This is the nineteen hundredth anniver- 
sary of Pentecost. The church of that day 
was instructed to tarry until they should 
receive power from on high. They obeyed 
and received the promised blessing. If the 
church of today would tarry for God's bless- 
ing, instead of rushing madly from one 
thing to another, not listening to God's 
voice, we would receive the same blessing. 

There are four fundamental things in the 
power of Pentecost. 

First — Prayer. 

It has been said that to keep on its feet 
a church must keep on its knees. Great 
power can be brought to a pastor and his 
church if the congregation keeps in touch 
with God. 

Second — United Purpose. 

They were all with one accord in one 
place. Great power may be obtained from 
a united church. One faction here and an- 
other there destroys the unity of the church 
and robs it of its power. 

Third — Preaching. 

Peter's sermon was very ordinary but 
Pentecost had changed him from the man 
who denied his Christ a short while before 
to a preacher of a glorified Christ with 
such force and conviction that many hear- 
ing him cried out, "What shall we do to be 
saved?" 

Fourth — Practice. 

They continued steadfastly in the apos- 
tle's Doctrine. The besetting sin of the 
church today is INDIFFERENCE and 
CARELESSNESS. 

Closing hymn — Pentecostal Power. 
Tuesday Morning, October 7 

The hour from eight o'clock to nine 
o'clock was occupied with the group meet- 
ings of the Women's Missionary Society and 
the District Ministerium. 

The nine o'clock session was opened with 
song led by Brother E. Forrest Byers, fol- 
lowing which Brother George E. Cone led 
in prayer. The hours from nine to ten 
were taken for the general business session 
of the conference. Moderator Whetstone ap- 
pointed the following committee on commit- 



tees: Brother E. Forrest Byers, Brother I 
R. Staley and Brother Ernest Myers. 1 

The following is a directory of the lU: 
kota churches for the year 1930-1931 and 
complete list of the officers, Sunday Schc 
Department heads. District Mission Boai 
College Trustees, Conference Executi 
Committeeman, Ministerial Examini 
Board and District Evangelists. 

Illiokota District Churches 
Cerro Gordo, Illinois, Mrs. Lloyd Craw, StI 

retary; no pastor. 
Dallas Center, Iowa, pastor, Rev. A. 

Staley. 
Garwin, Iowa, pastor, Rev. A. L. Moyer. 
Hudson, Iowa, pastor, Rev. E. Forrest Byd 
Lanark, Illinois, pastor. Rev. C. C. Griss 
Leon, Iowa, pastor. Rev. Miles Taber. 
Milledgeville, Illinois, pastor. Rev. Geo. 

Cone. 
Pleasant Grove church. North Engli 

Iowa; secretary, E. C. Lortz, Millersbu 

Iowa; pastor. Rev. Homer Anders 

North English, Iowa. 
Udell, Iowa; secretary, Mrs. Harold Spri] 

Centerville, Iowa. 
Waterloo, Iowa, pastor, Rev. S. M. Wl^ 

stone. 

ILLIOKOTA DISTRICT DIRECTORl 
Moderator — Rev. C. C. Grisso, Lanark, I| 
Vice Moderator — Rev. A. R. Staley, Da) 

Center, Iowa. 
Statistician — Rev. E. Forrest Byers, H| 

son, Iowa. 
Secretary-Treasurer — 0. A. Prather, 

19th Ave., S. W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa.! 
Christian Endeavor Supervisor — Rev. M( 

Taber, Leon, Iowa. 
Sunday School Supei-visor- — Miss Lulu I 

ser, Waterloo, Iowa. 
Representative to Iowa Council of Religii 

Education — Mrs. F. A. Wisner, Wateri 

Iowa. 
Representative to Illinois Council of Be' 

ious Education — Cora Livengood, 1 

ledgeville, Illinois. 

Sunday School Department Heads 
Adult Department — J. 0. Gring. 
Young People's Department — Rev. E. I 

rest Byers, Hudson, Iowa. 
Children's Department — Cora Liveng^ 

Milledgeville, Illinois. 
Administration — Rev. S. M. Whest« 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
Citizenship — Ray A. Emmert, 2937 Carn 

ter Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. 
Home Department — Etta Lichty, Watei( 

Iowa. 
Educational Department — Rev. C. C. Gr 

Lanark, Illinois. 
Missions — Mrs. Ray A. Emmert, 2937 ( 

penter Ave., Des Moines, Iowa. 

District Mission Board 

President — A. A. Bontrager, Waterloo, Ic 

Secretary— Rev. Geo. E. Cone, Milledgevl 

Illinois. 
Treasurer — H. Bryce Puterbaugh, Lan* 

Illinois. 
Miles Taber, Leon, Iowa; J. F. Garber, ^| 

don, Iowa; G. T. Ronk, 1920 Grand i' 

nue. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

College Trustees 
S. P. Hoover, Waterloo, Iowa; G. T. R 

1920 Grand Avenue, Cedar Rapids, I< ^i 

Ray A. Emmert, 2937 Carpenter Avf <'■ 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Conference Executive Committeema 
S. M. Whetstone, Waterloo, Iowa. 

Ministerial Examining Board 
Geo. E. Cone, Milledgeville, Iowa. 
S. M. Whetstone, Waterloo, Iowa. 
C. C. Grisso, Lanark, Illinois. 

District Evangelists 
Eastern District — C. C. Grisso, Lanark, 



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rthern District — S. M. Whetstone, Water- 

00, Iowa. 

uthern District — Miles Taber, Leon, Iowa. 

Evangelistic Districts 

stern Division: Milledgeville, Lanark, 

ind Cerro Gordo, Illinois. 

rthem Division: Waterloo, Hudson, Gar- 

(dn and Pleasant Grove church, North 

English, Iowa. 

athem Division: Des Moines, Leon, Dal- 

as Center and Udell, Iowa. 

Reports of the District Statistician, Dis- 

ct Mission Board, Secretary and Treas- 

;r, and District Secretary and Treasurer 

re read and accepted as read. 

^.t ten o'clock Moderator S. M. Whetstone 

lught the Moderator's address and rec- 

mendations to the conference. Follow- 

; is the copy of his address: 

Moderator's Address 
loved Brethren in Christ: 
:t becomes my happy privilege to greet 
1 in the name of our Lord and Savior 
!us Christ, and to invoke his "Peace which 
;seth all understanding" to rest upon us 

we assemble in this Illiokota Confer- 
;e. We must come with profound grati- 
le to God our Heavenly Father, that he 
3 spared us and blessed us with many pre- 
us gifts of life, that have made the year 
ce we last met one of joy and gladness. 

us have been offered the "riches of God's 
dng grace." All the fullness of God's 
e in Christ may be ours for the asking 
i taking. All the beauty and the joy, 

the dignity and the grace, all the com- 
isations of life that flows from clean, 
y and Godly living, are freely given to 

who "walk humbly before God." Breth- 

1, what else can surpass the worth of 
s consciousness? 

following the custom which has always 
ivailed in our conferences, it now becomes 
■ duty to direct our attention to some of 
'. problems and tasks which confront us. 
doing this I shall make some suggestions 
1 also offer some recommendations. 
!)f the early church we read, "they con- 
ued steadfastly in the apostle's doctrine 
i fellowship, and in breaking of bread 
il in prayer." The Brethren Church came 

existence in order to help preserve in 
! world those identical characteristics, 
wever, by our constant connection with 
)se who differ from our view-point, tends 

destroy our own conviction. Therefore, 

1 have the problem of maintaining in its 
•ity "the faith which was once for all de- 
ped unto the saints." With the passing 
Inany of our older stalwart Brethren min- 
i,;rs there is less emphasis placed upon 
. importance of observing the ordinances 
.they were delivered. I realize the spii-it 
[ibove the form, but we need both; for if 

lay aside the form we are almost sure 

lose the spirit. In view of this fact, I 

bmmend that our pastors give at least 

e a year a thorough exposition of the 

linances, as to their form; as to their 

pose and as to their spirit. 

v-long with this spirit of the times to 

limize the value of the ordinances, there 

ilso a tendency to minimize the value of 

teaching of the Scriptures. The fact is, 

' le put moral influence in place of the 

-id atonement; and some put "religious 

cation" where regeneration belongs. Now 

in is very subtle and very often poses 

m angel of Ught, making people believe 

t these are but "new forms of expres- 

!•" Our own Brethren people have al- 

' 's been known as a people who have 

t>d firm upon and square with the Word 

'^jod, and this is no time too become lax 



in this fundamental point. Therefore, I 
recommend that during the year we make 
clear the Great Bible Doctrines; such as the 
Doctrine of God; the Doctrine of Man; the 
Doetrine of Sin; the Doctrine of Christ; the 
Doctrine of Salvation; the Doctrine of the 
Church; the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit; 
and so on. Especially, would we urge that 
a course of this nature be used with our 
young people that they might have a good 
foundation to build upon. In fact, I see no 
great sin in departing from the Internation- 
al Series, to consider some of these great 
fundamental teachings. 

I take this opportunity to call our church 
back to her first and greatest task, — THAT 
OF EVANGELISM. That church is doomed 
to failure that has lost its evangelistic ap- 
peal. The Brethren Church must be evan- 
gelistic. The gospel must be preached. I 
am fearful lest the church to which we be- 
long shall fail to an alarming degree in this 
very task. We are not aroused to the dan- 
ger of the lost men and women all about 
us. Many of the lost are our fellow-citi- 
zens; some of them are our neighbors, and 
some of them are of our very household; 
and yet we hardly think of them. That 
church that is not constantly winning souls 
is a dying church. Her days are numbered! 
We therefore recommend that our churches 
rekindle that evangelistic passion which has 
ever been blessed of God to the salvation 
of souls and the establishing of new 
churches. 

If ours is to be a strong church in the fu- 
ture, we must look well to, and provide well 
for, the proper type of leadership. We are 
living in a time when real Christian lead- 
ership is a problem. Of that early church 
we read, "they continued in fellowship," but 
I assure you it was not the fellowship with 
the world. The greatest problem before the 
Christian Church today is the problem of 
leadership. May I say it here, and say it 
plainly, that the Brethren Church stands 
squarely for separation from the world. 
There is nothing more dangerous than the 
breaking down of the separation between 
the church and the world. We therefore, 
urge both MINISTRY AND LAITY to guard 
carefully your daily conduct that you "be 
not a stumbling block to others;" but rath- 
er, "Let your light so shine that others 
may see your good works and glorify your 
Father which is in heaven." 

Our Interests — Missions 

Since the closing of the Des Moines work 
last spring, our District has been without 
a mission point of its own to foster. This 
is not good for us as a District. We should 
have some place in this District where we 
could have a part in building a Brethren 
church. Perhaps this will be worked out 
during this conference. With our National 
Board coming before us with an aggressive 
program, which has as its aim the estab- 
lishing of at least one new Brethren church 
each year, we recommend that our entire 
district get back of the new program to the 
limit. 

Permit me just a word regarding our for- 
eign mission work. We have all been great- 
ly interested in this work and our interest 
shall continue with our very best support. 
Ashland College and Seminary 

The Brethren Church can well feel proud 
of both the College and Seminary. Both 
have made wonderful progress during the 
past year. Through the splendid help given 
by every church in the entire brotherhood, 
the College was able to meet the require- 
ments of the North Central Association of 
Colleges. This gives Ashland College a 



standing she has never had before and 
makes her credits absolutely good. 

The Seminary has also been standardized 
and strengthened in a way that will mean 
much to our churches in general. This 
gives promise of a better trained and deep- 
er consecrated ministry for our churches 
through the years to come. However, with 
all this it does not mean that we can 
simply forget that our College and Semi- 
nary still has some needs. We must still 
give Ashland our loyal support throughout 
the years. Financial support we must give, 
but there is another type of support in 
which we are lax. I do not know what Dr. 
Bell will say to us during this conference 
along the line of the church and her rela- 
tion to the College and Seminary. But there 
is one thing which is upon my heart very 
forcibly:— That is the OBLIGATION of 
Brethren people to send their young folks 
to Ashland College. Brethren young peo- 
ple do go to College, but they do not at- 
tend our own college as they should. We 
must do more than simply own the ground 
and buildings and equipment. Our interest 
must be more than merely financial. Ash- 
land College is a challenge to the entire 
brotherhood to send to her the very best of 
our own flesh and blood. We therefore, 
urge that our leadership, both ministry and 
lay, do all possible to support Ashland. 

Our Responsibilities 

Just here I wish to add a word concern- 
ing our responsibilities. In these days the 
church is face to face with the problem of 
church discipline and it is a serious one. 
Christ's last message to the seven churches 
of Asia were addressed to individual 
churches, and to the UNFAITHFUL the 
message was, "Repent, or I will remove thy 
candlestick out of thy place." The Lord 
still expects discipline in his church, and we 
believe many a candlestick has been re- 
moved because of the lack of it. A worldly 
church will not attract! Neither sinners, or 
saints! Churches, as well as individual 
members, must learn that it is not neces- 
sary to follow every style and fad that 
comes along, but it is necessary to "keep 
unspotted from the world." 

Our Great Need 

What is it ? We are forever talking 
about plans, but what the church needs 
most is not plans, but power! Spiritual 
power! Holy Spirit power! The early 
church continued "steadfastly in the apos- 
tle's doctrine, and' fellowship, and in the 
breaking of bread," but also "in prayer." 
In other words it went to the right source 
for guidance and power. 

Now in the light of this, what are our 
needs? Do we lack workers? The Word 
says, "Pray that the Lord of the harvest 
may send forth laborers into his harvest." 
Do we lack wisdom? The V/ord says, "Ask 
of God who giveth to all men liberally, and 
upbraideth not." Are any sick ? "Pray for 
one another that ye may be healed." Are 
any fallen ? The Word says, "Ask, and God 
will give life for them that -sin not unto 
death." 

Brethren churches and Brethren homes 
should be "tarrying" places for prayer, as 
well as for teaching. The devil can find no 
surer way to apostacy than to keep folks 
so busy they don't pray. Therefore, let 
there be a mighty campaign to MAKE and 
KEEP the church a power in prayer. That 
will make it a victorious church! 

S. M. WHETSTONE. 

At eleven o'clock Rev. A. L. Moyer of 
Garwin brought the sermon of the morning, 
on "Elijah, the Man of God." 



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JANUARY 3, 1931 



Our ministry has depreciated to engi- 
neers of ecclesiastical machinery. The 
Bible does not tell us how we must stand 
in the pulpit or how we must talk but we 
are given definite instructions as to how 
to pray. If we follow these instructions we 
will get results. The people of Elijah's day 
had left God out of the program. God often 
undoes at one stroke all we have done with- 
out him. No one can defy the direct com- 
mands of God and retain the salvation of 
their souls. When man is entirely lost then 
God steps in. Man's extremity is God's op- 
portunity. 

Tuesday Afternoon, 1:30 P. M. 

Song sen^ice led by Rev. E. Forrest Byers 
and devotions by Brother Ernest Myers of 
the Pleasant Grove church. 

Dr. W. S. Bell brought us a message in 
regard to our college, our seminary and our 
publishing house. Our college is a part of 
our church the same as our missions, our 
publishing house or our old folks' home. 
The great need of our church today is com- 
petent leadership and only by training our 
leaders in our own college can we have the 
proper loadei's. Our college is at the pie.s- 
ent time in very good condition as to stand- 
ing, both financial and educational. This 
does not mean that we will not be called 
on to make any more contributions to it but 
we will have to stand behind it as the years 
go on to keep it in the front rank. The 
standards of the North Central Association 
of Colleges have been met and the college 
has a very high standing today. 

Our seminary standards have been raised 
until they are equal to any other seminary. 

Our publishing house is going forward to- 
ward a gre5>+ f j.ure. It is a good invest- 
;i,cn and ..<. should give it our undivided 
.'Support iu every way possible. 

M Z:^0 P *" the open session of the 
\Vviih»m'« »UieoAO»*ua^ .Society was held. 

Evening ses.sion at 7:15 opened by song 
service, led by Rev. E. Forrest Byers and 
devotions led by Brother O. A. Prather. 

Special Music Numbers: Violin Solo — 
Martha Strayer, Hudson, Iowa; Musical 
Saw Numbers — Ernest Myers, Pleasant 
Grove church; Vocal Solo — The Holy City, 
Brother C. H. Gnagey, Waterloo, Iowa. 

Brother H. F. Stuckman of Goshen, In- 
diana, brought us a message on Home Mis- 
sion Interests. 

The proper interest is -not taken in our 
Home Mission work. There arc churches in 
the brotherhood today that with a little 
help will make good, strong churches, but 
without help they will die. Nearly all of 
the large cities are filled with Brethren who 
are without a church home. Chinches 
should be started at these points. In Cleve- 
land forty-eight Brethren answered the first 
call to a meeting in regard to establishing 
a church there. This work is being .started 
this year, but it will take $3,000.00 to car- 
ry it on. The Board is undertaking it with 
the faith that the brotherhood will respond 
and the work may be completed and a self- 
supporting church established at this point. 

Wednesday Morning, October 8 
The eight o'clock hour was occupied with 
the group meetings of the District Minis- 
terium and the Womens' Missionary So- 
ciety. 

The nine o'clock session was opened with 
song service led by Rev. E. Forrest Byers, 
and devotions by Rev. G. T. Ronk of Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa. 

Final report of the credential committees 



showed forty-one lay delegates and 10 min- 
isterial delegates. 

The time and place committee reported 
Dallas Center, Iowa as the place of the 
1931 conference and recommended that the 
time be changed to Friday, Saturday and 
Sunday of the first full week in October. 
This report was later amended to start the 
conference on Thursday evening and get all 
conference work out of the way to leave 
Sunday for an inspirational meeting. This 
change in time was recommended to enable 
our young people to be present and partici- 
pate in our conference. The report was 
adopted by the conference. 

Motion was passed to assess each church 
10 cents per member as per last statistical 
report, to defray the traveling expenses of 
our College Trustees to the annual meeting 
at Ashland, Ohio. 

The report of the special committee ap- 
pointed at the 1929 conference in regard to 
constitution and by-laws was read at this 
time. Constitution and by-laws and sec- 
tions of the rules adopted by the National 
Conference w-ere read. The report of this 
committee was adopted and the adoption of 
the same hiust be made by the churches be- 
fore they can be seated at the 1931 con- 
ference. Brother S. M. Whetstone, Brother 
A. R. Staley and Brother E. Forrest Byers 
were elected conference trustees for the 
coming year. 

Delegates were instructed to go home and 
have their churches adopt the cpnstitution, 
by-laws and manual of procedure immedi- 
ately and report same to the Conference 
Secretary. 

We were favored with a vocal duet at 
this time by Brother and Sister C. C. Grisso. 

Rev. Geo. E. Cone brought us the sermon 
of the morning in the fonn of a Bible lec- 
ture. Subject — Jesus Christ through the 
Ages. 

The world has lost its sense of sin. "In 
the beginning was the Word, and the Word 
was with God and the Word was God." This 
same woi'd was Jesus Christ. We have sev- 
eral appearances of the Angel of the Lord 
between the creation and the appearing of 
of Jesus Christ in the flesh. This angel of 
the Lord was undoubtedly Jesus Christ. He 
appeared to Hagar; to Abraham in the 
case of destroying the cities of the plain; 



and to Moses in the burning bush. Othe 
references are in Proverbs 10:19; James 
26; Proverbs 24:9; Romans 13:23; 1 Joh 
3:4; 1 John 5:17. Jesus Christ will be th 
same on through the eternities to come. 
(To be continued) 



DARWIN DISPUTED 

Mme. Zavadsky, associate of Mme. Curi 
at the Institute of Radium in Paris, dis 
putes the Darwinian theory of "the survivj 
of the fittest." Darwin believed that m 
ture experimented with various changes 
living creatures, and chose the form bes 
fitted to survive as the basis of a new spi 
cies. But Mme. Zavadsky's experimeni 
have led her to the conclusion that natui 
creates a brand new species spontaneous! 
in a single individual vTithout experiment; 
tion. She believes that nature is extremel 
conservative in these matters, and that ou' 
side forces cannot influence the formatio 
of species. Which means, of course, th; 
mar. is a distinct creation of God, as divir 
revelation teaches. 

("I have created him for my glory, 
have fomied him; yea, I have made him 
Isaiah 43:7). —Rev. C. M. Elderdice, ii 
Methodist Protestant-Recorder. 



3.5% INCREASE IN COLLEGE AT- 
TENDANCE 

Ramond Walters, dean of Swarthmoi 
College, reports an enrollment of 871,184 : 
431 colleges and universities in the Unitf' 
States, an increase of 3.5% as compart 
vsdth the enrollment of last year. 

According to Dean Walters, the explaiw 
tion for the increase of 3% per cent th 
academic year "probably lies in the contii 
uous faith of the American people in highi 
education and likewise in present econom 
conditions. When business and industri 
openings are lacking for the children, pa 
ents who have savings are disposed fo ser 
them on to college." — The Evangelical-Me' 
senger. 



The Hearst newspapers expect to sa' 
$100,000 a year by cutting out all lar| 
capital letters at the beginning of colunu 
and other ornamental types. The savii 
will be in the time of linotype operator 
Mr. Hearst expects. 



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cle, and for the children. 

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couraged and distraught. 

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called from this life. 

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JANUARY 10, 193 



The American Association for the Advancement of Science 

THE CLEVELAND MEETING 
By President Edwin E. Jacobs, Ph.D. 



In company with some of the other mem- 
bers of the College faculty, I attended the 
recent meeting of the above-named associa- 
tion in Cleveland. I had attended the last 
meeting held in Cleveland some twenty 
years ago and have been a member ever 
since and have watched its growth and read 
its proceedings with keen interest. The 
American Association is a very large affair, 
there being more than thirty-five other 
learned bodies associated with it. 

Among these is the Association of Amer- 
ican University Professors which held its 
meeting just a few days before the meeting 
of the general association. I was much in- 
terested in this meeting as these men moved 
to stop the perfectly devastating activities 
of certain mountebank politicians who, when 
they happen to be in power, set out to dis- 
miss teachers from the state schools for 
reasons which are, in many cases, trivial 
and wholly unjust. Not only has this hap- 
pened and is happening now, in the South 
but has happened elsewhere. 

But the action of this association is by no 
means unique, as other organizations have 
such action in mind. The Association of 
American Colleges of which Ashland is a 
member, has had for years a standing com- 
mittee on academic freedom, as they call it, 
and it reports regularly, at least so far as 
I can remember. 

The program of the Cleveland meeting of 
the American Association was a book of 
288 pages, listing hundreds, perhaps thou- 
sands, of papers and addresses. One could 
not possibly have attended more than a 
very small fraction of the various meet- 
ings. I confined myself to the departments 
of which I am a member, viz., anthropol- 
ogy, sociology, and biology. In these, as 
in other sections, the addresses dealt with 
the recent advances in the various fields by 
men who are in the vanguard of their re- 
spective departments. In these sectional 
meetings as in the general meetings, I was 
impressed %vith the following: 

1. The utmost courtesy prevailed. While 
discussions were .sharp and in some cases, 
somewhat tart, yet there was no ill-feeling 
developed and when the battle of ideas was 
over, the participants never for a moment 
thought of bearing one another ill will. Nor 
did any, so far as I know, ever accuse the 
other of any degree of chicanery or bad 
faith. No one impugned the other's mo- 
tives. All were given a fair chance and no 
hatreds were developed nor suspicions 
aroused. There was full and open discus- 
sion in order to arrive at the truth, — a 
rather wholesome lesson for all of us. 

2. There was a love and respect for ac- 
curacy. One not acquainted with the 
methods of science, can hardly realize the 
care taken in order to handle truth aright. 
Opinions are not highly regarded but proven 
facts have full sway. That does not mean 
that there wer^ no speculations nor philos- 
ophies advanced, but it does mean that dog- 
ma had small place. (I mean here by dog- 
ma, the theory that .something is true 
simply because somebody says so). Theories 
and opinions advanced upon insufficient 
grounds received but small attention, for 
who cares what anybody thinks unless he 
has a good and sufficient proof? 

In other words, the scientific spirit pre- 
vailed everywhere, — a spirit which is open, 
above-board and fair, and all because, as 



Admiral Byrd said when he set out on that 
arduous voyage to the South Pole, "men 
want to know." There was absolutely no 
other motive at work than that man wants 
to know. And what is more, he will know, 
all legislation and propaganda notwith- 
standing. I am profoundly convinced that 
nothing will stop or even check the advance 
of science, nor should it be stopped. 

I heard men speak who had spent the 
year in Africa simply to determine some 
rather minor point in science. Some were 
there from Alaska, South America and other 
places. Several came from Russia whose 
statements on the Soviet were worth tons 
of ordinary newspaper prints upon that 
subject. And so on, and on. 

3. And what struck me as a bit unlooked 
for, was that these savants are trying to 
make life better. In other words, they are 
trying to popularize science and this, by 
two methods. First, by putting the obstruse 
facts of science in simple words for the 
common man. Certainly Professor Millikan, 
in his president's address on the disintegra- 
tion and synthesis of the atom, strove to 
make himself plain to the person without 
much scientific training and succeeded ad- 
mirably. Then in the second place, science 
attempts to add the genuine enjoyment and 
good of living. Everything known about 
science is put to the use of human welfare. 
Disease, invention, the family, race and race 
friction, international affairs, and other var- 
ious forms of social adjustment were topics 
for discussion and on which there are con- 
structive programs. 

On the other hand, there was not a word 
said that could possibly be construed as 
favorable to what we commonly call the ills 
of life, viz., war, intemperance, sex immor- 
ality, race hatreds, vice, domestic friction, 
etc. Nor would this powerful organization 
use its influence to advance any of these 
things. Hence in a very large way, the as- 
sociation has a vei'y important moral influ- 
ence. 

4. It holds an optimistic outlook, at least 
so far as I could determine. It has few 
misgivings about the future, for it has a 
program outlined far into the future. There 
were scores of papers and discussions which 
were incomplete because the final results lie 
far ahead and those of us who may be priv- 
ileged to attend these meetings in the fu- 
ture may well expect to hear the results of 
these findings. 

Are these learned men blind, that they 
have such an outlook ? I think not, for they 
believe that there are resident forces at our 
command with which we can, in part, sub- 
due and control nature. Is learning over? 
It has only just commenced. Great discov- 
eries lie ahead. It is good to be alive now. 
It will be better to be alive when my boys 
shall have become mature men and I shall 
have passed on. About that I have not the 
slightest doubt, and that I take to be the 
outlook of all scientific men. 

In the face of these'and many other facts, 
what about religion? Is it decadent? I 
heard no such implications at Cleveland. 
Doubtless some of these men are careless 
about religion, but on the other hand many 
are as Christian and devout and orthodox 
as any of us. At this meeting, they were 
not dealing much with religion as such. 
They were interested in pushing back the 



frontiers of ignorance, error, and supeij 
tion. Medieval obscurantism must fall e 
fore the white light of modern scientific 
search and as a result life will be nn vo 
durable, happy, and wholesome. The - 
are probably as far-seeing and alert . ^ 
contemporaneous group of men in Ames 
today, and in so far as they find the trli 
in that far everybody is better off, fr- 
ail "tmth makes free," which, by tli 
is the motto of one of the learned .':' 
affiliated with the General Associati. 

And when we shall come to find that i 
truth — all truth, — issues from one Fiuini: 
Head, we shall be done with some of ] 
now trivial distinctions and petty l>ic t 
ings, and then shall we not be more ;:' 
with this Great Source from which a , 
all power, and all energy proceed ? 

Ashland, Ohio. 



Bihles Still Needed 

In America there are still thousand] 
homes and many thousands of people 
have never owned, or handled, or even 
a Bible. Persons who live in older and ■? 
established sections of our country w 
tovms and villages are close togethei 
where the rural areas are evenly popt| 
can hardly comprehend the distances 
separate the isolated settlements in oui 
western states. 

One of the American Bible Society'3 
porteurs reports that he found homes ■ 
there were sons and daughters twenty 
years of age none of whom had ever hi 
what the Bible was, didn't even knoT i 
was a book and when they saw it haiin 
idea what it contained. He also found < m 
munities that were only ninety miles rin 
the nearest railroad, but equally as fn 
the nearest point where religious s 
occurred. After preaching in some o 
settlements and leaving Bibles h^ v 
sured that his service "was the best tni 
that had ever come to town" and was u « 
to return. 

A Little Story from Real Life , 

A colporteur of the American Bibleiio 
ciety found a man, past forty years >* " 
living alone in a miserable little sha^ 
the railroad tracks in a mid-wester 
who said to him: "Clear out if all yoi 
(Continued on page 16) 



IN THIS NUMBER 



"Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God" 
—Editor 

The New "Gospel Messenger" — Edi- 
tor 

Editorial Review, 

The Old Path in these Modei-n Times. 
— Frank Gehman, 

Sunday School Valuations — Lillian 
E. Bowers 

Studies in the Scriptures — C. F. 
Yoder, 

News and Views 

The Family Altar— T. C. Lyon, 

Early Christian Characteristics — M. 
G. Kyle, 

What's In the Brethren Teacher? 
— C. A. Bame 

Editor's Notes on the S. S. Lesson, 

Conemaugh Christian Endeavor So- 
ciety — Wadena Stormer, 

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Announcements, 



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It was Jesus who said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and 
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)f our day. It is a warning against materialism, and never was 
;uch a warning more needed than now. The world was never so 
[■ich and prosperous and seemingly self-sufficient as it has become 
;ince the world war, and never was it so flooded with merry-mak- 
ng and pleasure-producing devices as now. Such a condition is 
lot conducive to spirituality. When men grow rich and are given 
;o pleasure, they soon forget God. When they seek "things" first, 
;hey do not seek God at all. And when they do not seek God, he 
becomes unreal to them and vanishes as an active, controlling force 
n their lives. 

That these words of Jesus are intrinsically true, that the impor- 
;ance of seeking first the kingdom of God is established in the very 
lature of man, is well illustrated by the developments of our times. 
A. lull has come in the world's prosperity when business is tem- 
porarily retrenched and the labor market is glutted, and because 
if it there has gone up a lamentation that some think is out of 
ill proportion to the severity of the depression. Does that not ih- 
iicate that men had been over-indulged materially and undemour- 
shed spiritually? We are not forgetful that material things are 
lecessary to the physical life, nor are we surprised that men should 
?eek redress from their grievances and correction of existing 
inancial weaknesses and injustices, nor are we among those who 
ivould discourage, but rather are we vnth those who would encour- 
ige the proper expression of enlightened Christian conscience in 
such matters. The disturbing and disappointing thing is the spirit 
)f bitterness, dejection and pessimism that a certain degree of dis- 
'■-ress can and has produced. We are concerned that there is so 
ittle reserve force on which to rely in a time like this. It points 
;o the fact that in our prosperity we had largely forgotten God 
'md that when the abundance of material goods was temporarily 
;aken from us there seemed to be nothing left. We were wholly 
inked to the passing things of life; we had given first place to 
;he seeking of "things," and now we have no faith, no religious 
mehorage to hold us steady and to give us assurance. It is no 
vender that some far-seeing and spiritually minded men, even in 
;;he business world, are telling us again and again that what we 
leed most is vital faith in God, rather than new schemes for the 
lorrection of wrongs. They are but re-echoing the truths of the 
>Iaster Seer of the ages, .when he said, "Seek ye first the kingdom 
if God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added 
into you." 

We have an interesting corroboration of God's truth as 
veil as an instructive analysis of the present situation by one of 
he outstanding minds of our day in financial affairs, but one who 
ilso has not forgotten God. It is Roger W. Babson, who speaks, 
.s he spoke a few weeks ago through the columns of The Living 
ilhurch. After pointing out that men are not only tired out phys- 
ically, but are discouraged and lacking in faith, he observes: 

A great mass of wage workers, executives, and young business 
leople have never before witnessed a severe business depression, 
iver since Germany declared war in 1914 — with the exception of 

very short readjustment period after the war ended — there has 
■een a constant demand for labor. Not only was the supply of 
vailable labor reduced by the war; but an extra amount of labor 
/as needed for rehabilitation work. Moreover, the willingness of 
itmerican and other investors to purchase liberally foreign bonds 
as provided the funds for such rehabilitation. Today the situa- 
;on is entirely different. A new generation — too young to enter 
iie war in 1914 to 1918 — has swamped the labor markets of every 
ountry; the rehabilitation work has largely been completed; and 
wing to the reluctance of investors to buy more foreign bonds, 
o money is available for new work. 



In view of the steady work and easy profits which the above 
described condition made possible, this new generation has felt suf- 
ficient in itself. Sabbath schools and churches have been neglected, 
family prayers have been given up, and Sunday has been made a 
common holiday. Hence, unlike previous generations, a large per- 
centage of the people now unemployed, or losing money in busi- 
ness, have no faith upon which to fall back. When employed or 
making money, they did nothing to store up spiritual reserves and 
hence have none to draw upon, now that employment and profits 
have vanished. As a result, great masses of people are discour- 
aged and know not where to turn. The material wealth upon which 
they solely depended has gone. They have no spiritual wealth upon 
which to draw and they are tired out physically. 

It is the old, old warning, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and 
his righteousness." Materialism has been found wanting in the 
hour of man's need. Will he be driven by bitter experience to 
seek and appropriate the teachings of Christ? Possibly not. But 
maybe in this distressed state of mind, he may be more willing 
to hear, more receptive of the truth, if the church will, with in- 
creased passion and evangelistic fervor, hasten to take the mes- 
sage of the Gospel to every heart and home. 

Mr. Babson goes on to say that "What is true of individuals is 
also true of nations." And he illustrates by conditions in England, 
whose "courage and stability during the past centuries have been 
due to her religious faith." He admits that that faith was some- 
times "intolerant," "abnormal," and "misled," but insists it was 
that faith, "crude as it was," that "provided the foundation for 
England's power, growth and prosperity." And he might have 
illustrated his point just as effectively by reference to the fact 
that it was a virile, vital faith that formed the ground-work for 
the mighty national sti-ucture of our own beloved land. But Mr. 
Babson suggests that the "real cause of England's present eco- 
nomic difficulties" may be "the lack of religious faith." And he 
is supported by a quotation from a famous English correspondent, 
Albert Peel, who, inspired by conditions in England, wrote an ar- 
ticle entitled, "An Age Destitute of Faith." Mr. Peel said: 

The other day I listened to a group of public men discussing the 
religious outlook in Great Britain. They were all of them men 
with peculiar opportunities for observation, and all had some claim 
to speak with authority on the subject. Some of them held that 
Britain could still be called a Christian nation, some that we 
should be wise to recognize that Britain was now pagan. But all 
agreed that the masses of the people now made no place for or- 
ganized religion in their lives, and had no real religious faith. 
Many personal experiences were offered to illustrate the view gen- 
erally accepted. 

The churches still throw their doors open, but the people pass 
them by as they rush to their pleasures. Car and char-a-banc, 
golf and other games, fill up the day of rest and meditation, and 
millions live through Sunday as they do through the rest of the 
week, and never think of God at all. Truly, we live in an age des- 
titute of faith! 

Everywhere the same story is told, as every pastor could witness 
countless times over. One day it is a girl at college, who tells 
you that she is the only girl in her "set" who ever thinks of going 
to church. The next it is a youth, who believes that prayer is but 
the projection of one's own desires, and that life is controlled by 
instincts. The next two young married people, who ordered their 
married life without the slightest reference to considerations other 
than the physical and the material. 

Twenty years ago Sunday schools were filled with children, whose 
parents, while perhaps making no religious profession themselves, 
yet believed it was well that their children should be taught the 
elements of the Christian faith. Now, in British cities, at any rate, 
we are surrounded by children and by young people in their 'teens 
who have never been near either church or Sunday school. 

American pastors can judge whether that is a fairly accurate 
description of religious conditions in American cities, but Mr. Bab- 
son concludes that if it analyzes the situation correctly, "certainly 
preachers and churches can render a wonderful service at this time, 
both in England and America. More religion," he says, — "rather 



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than more legislation— is the need of the hour. The solution of 
Britain's economic difficulties will come, as in the past, when a 
great religious revival sweeps the nation." And if that is true of 
England, it is also true of America. Her greatest need, as her 
prophets have heen declaring, is for a great revival of religion, 
a revival that will start ^\'ith the church and go on permeating the 
whole lump of society until it influences men in positions of power 
and wealth as well as in the common walks of life. It is not 
just a brief stampede of a community by artificial methods that is 
needed, but a revival that is heaven-bom, a revival that is fostered 
by holy living, intercessory prayer, passionate preaching and per- 
sonal evangelistic effort, a revival with a persevering zeal that 
never grows weary of seeking the souls of men and of broadening 
and deepening religious lives, a revival that aims to win them 
for godly living and faithful service as well as for a home beyond 
the skies. It is to "seek first the kingdom of God" that men need 
to be taught. 

(Continued on page 8) 



The New "Gospel Messenger" 

With the first issue of the new year and the first number of vol- 
ume 80, our old friend, The Gospel Messenger, appears in a new 
dress, having laid aside the long styles she has been wearing and 
taken on new clothes of the most modem and comely type. She 
now appears in magazine size of 32 pages, two columns each, the 
pages being slightly smaller in both dimensions than the Evange- 
list page. All the old and valued departments are retained and in 
addition the missionary magazine, foi' many years published as 
The Missionary Visitor, is merged with the Messenger. Another 
improvement is that the paper is printed on a nice stock of white 
paper. Altogether, it is a most attractive make-up, a convenient 
size, and a decided improvement in every way and we congratu- 
late the editors on it. Still more important than the beauty and 
convenience of the new an-angement over the old, is the merging 
of the missionary magazine in the church paper, because it makes 
both for efficiency of service and economy in publication. Its con- 
stituency will now be served with missionary news and missionary 
articles every week instead of only once a month and this mis- 
sionary material will go to all the Messenger readers instead of 
being limited as hitherto to Missionary Visitor readers, and more 
than all, the interest of the church will be centered in the one pub- 
lication. It is a wise move and our Elgin Brethren are to be con- 
gratulated on having taken it. Other churches have done and are 
doing the same thing, and we will be wise when we begin to move 
in the same direction. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



re- 



Brother W. S. Baker of Lydia, Maryland offers to exchange 
vival meetings with some pastor conveniently located. 

We call the attention of Ohio pastors to the announcement and 
information regarding the Ohio Pastors' Convention and the Bun- 
ker Fellowship Meeting at Columbus, January 19 to 22, and also 
to the fact that all members of the two groups are requested to 
cooperate in making Brethren Headquarters at Hotel Columbus. 

The Conemaugh Christian Endeavor society has been a real 
factor in the church's life for some time, but it is especially alive 
and active since the coming of Brother W. H. Schaffer as pastor. 
It is a splendid report they give us this week. We congratulate 
them, and we urge other good societies to send their reports to 
the editor of that department,. Brother C. D. Whitmer. 

Brother S. E. Christiansen writes of his work at Allentown, 
Pennsylvania, where he is giving his best service to a difficult 
field, and that, without apparent discouragement. While his mem- 
bers are small in numbers, yet they are loyal and devoted, and 
he has confidence in them. May God bless such men as he who 
are faithfully upholding the cause of the smaller but needy 
churches. 

Brother B. F. Owen tells of the good meeting he conducted at 
Brighton, Indiana, where Brother C. D. Whitmer is the faithful 
leader, and who reported in a previous issue the twenty-three addi- 
tions to the church and the church's appreciation of the service of 



the evangelist. Mrs. Owen added her singing talent to the meet- 
ing during part of the last week. Brother Owen is pastor of th{ 
Nappanee church and is now engaged in a meeting at the nearbj 
Gravelton church. He requests your prayers. 

"What's in the Brethren Teacher"? Dr. Bame, the Sunday Schoo 
Editor, tells you on the Sunday school page. Be sure to read it 
for some of our people do not seem to know. Then, when yoi 
have read Brother Bame's article, read his publication and yo\ 
will be delighted to discover how much really is in that Teacher': 
magazine and how much worth-while it is. Every Brethren Sun 
day school teacher who teaches a lesson that is set forth in ou: 
quarterlies, needs that "Teacher." | 

The last Sunday in January is Publication Day, when Genera' 
Conference has authorized the Publishing House to come befoM 
the churches for an offering to apply on the purchase price of iti 
building. It is the duty of every church to make a contributio: 
to this worthy cause. Your Publishing House has no other sourc 
for appeal than the churches it seeks to sei've. If you think on th^ 
service it renders, we believe you will be glad to respond as yc 
are able on January 25th. 

Brother R. Paul Miller writes of his evangelistic campaign a 
the Second church of Los Angeles, which is shepherded by Brothe 
A. D. Cashman, who made his report in last week's paper. Thoug, 
twenty-five were added to the church Brother Miller belieyes tb 
real harvest is yet to be reaped, and is confident of the pastor 
ability to take good care of the reaping. The church, he say 
has a splendid field and under such worthy leadership, we ma 
expect it to go steadily forward in the realization of its largt 
possibilities. 

If your church does not have your church paper on the budg( 
so that it is going to every home of the congregation, we urg 
you to make an every-home canvass of your congregation befoi' 
the month of January is past. During this month only the speci 
rate to new subscribers is $1.35. Anyone wishing to renew h 
paper and make a gift of a subscription to one not taking tl 
paper, may do so at $3.00. If putting the Evangelist on the Honi 
Roll, all renewals will be $1.50. Do it now. Opportunity is past 
ing. 

Brother L. V. King writes of his work at New Lebanon, Ohi 
where he has completed five years of efficient ministry and ente 
upon his sixth year's service. The church building has been e 
larged and the membership has been much increased during I 
pastorate thus far and in spite of the present depression t 
church is keeping pace with the progress of former years. T 
immediate objective, he states, is to build up the present memb€' 
ship in loyalty and in the faith, and in that he is following fait 
fully in the line of the true pastor's function. His church coope 
ated in the Miami Valley Bible Institute and observed the Chris 
mas season by appropriate programs. 

It is good to note that some churches are still reporting gi: 
to the building fund of our church in Washington, D. C, as t 
financial statement of Brother Elmer Tamkin, treasurer of t 
Building Campaign Committee, shows. Doubtless others who ma,^ 
no offering, or who find they can make 'additional gifts, will fi 
this Washington Committee in a receptive mood. Of course, 
all expect to give them another lift — a real one this time — wl i 
called upon again according to the action of last National Ci • 
ference. The Conference Committee in charge will notify us in c ! 
time, but until then, if any are considering adding to the .showi f 
of the first year's offering, be assured the cause is worthy of y( ' 
best. 

The Home Mission receipts for the month of December, as ■ 
ported by the Secretary-Treasurer, Brother R. Paul Miller in t s 
issue, show the neat sum of $5,545.82. There are some eviden 5 
of real sacrifices having been made to put the offering above tit 
of last year, but in the main, it seems, the period of depressioi s 
having its influence on giving. Whatever the total results ni 
prove to be, we believe it is safe to say that the cause of He ,6 
Missions has been laid upon the hearts of many of our people n 
a new and more intense way by reason of the persistent pro-- 
ganda carried on by Brother Miller and his Home Board associa i, 
and with this as but the beginning of a persistent campaign car <i 
through the years, it must inevitably mean a stepping up of chr h 
extension. 



JANUARY 10, 1931 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 

The Old Path In These Modern Times 

By Frank Gehman 



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Read at the Pennsylvania District Conference held at Pittsburgh, 
October, 1930), 

We pride ourselves today that we live in "these mod- 
•m times." But is that a new pride? Has it belonged 
us alone ? I think not. Did not our fathers talk of t e 
.mazing progress of their "modern times"? And what of 
heir fathers? To those who lived then it was a "mod- 
:rn" time when crude ways of ti'ansportation replaced 
till cruder ways; when still laborious methods of work 
eplaced yet more laborious methods ; when centralized in- 
lustry began to do away with local handcraft; when the 
iiagic-believing and imaginative alchemist removed aside, 
lot willingly but nevertheless removed aside, for the ad- 
ent of the predecessor of the present day physicist and 
hemist. It was during a modem time that the monk of 
Vittenberg defied the machinations of Rome, and likewise 
vhen a Genoese sailor, sailing under the Spanish flag, 
onquered the superstitious fear of the western sea by 
'ailing into it and returning. The Romans of Caesar's 
ay talked of "modern times." And the Grecian civiliza- 
ion which had preceded it, was it not modernistic in its 
urn? Ancient Egypt of the Pharaohs was a "modern" 
iation once upon a time. Yea, and when reading of the 
ecent discoveries of the remarkable achievements of the 
,ge-old civilization of Urr of the Chaldees one can almost 
ear them vaunting the modernism of their times, ft 
'as a modern day when the sickle displaced hand plucc- 
ig of the spikes of wheat and barley, if there ever was 
luch a day. It was a modern day when the hand sickle 
tave way to the scythe. Another such day when that 
I'onderful improvement, the cradle, began to be used, 
^nd, then, in their modem times, our grandfathers wel- 
omed the reaper. It was still a modern day when the 
yf-binder came with its improvements. Then the eight- 
oot, then the ten-foot binder making possible formerly 
npossible acreages of grain. Behold, then, in "these 
lodern times" the giant header and combine, drawn by 
pm twenty to forty head of horses or mules; or by a 
pwerful tractor, which cuts, threshes, winnows and sacKs 
|i one operation many acres of grain in a single day's 
(me. All of which goes to say that by "modern times," 
re simply mean materially and industrially progressive 
eriods of man's history. They are modern, not in rela- 
lon to the periods which are to follow, but in relation 
'lone to those which have gone before. Oh, these mod- 
ra times ! 

J Then there is the Old Faith. It is sublime. It is beau- 
ful. It is saving. It is ever new and fresh to us, yet 
fer changing in its essence. Of course by the Old Faith 
fie means "the faith which was once for all delivered 
,nto the saints" (Jude 3b). To speak of the Old Faith 
Ad to mean aught else is but the camouflage of tricks- 
.;rs. Paul emphasizes as the two cardinal features of 
IS Gospel preaching the death and the resurrection of 
le Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:1-4). Thus, if we are 
abscribing to the Old Faith, we are insisting upon the 
■uth of these two basic and fundamental facts of Chris- 
anity, namely, the death and subsequent resurrection of 
ir Lord. We are confident believers in all their impliea- 
|ons. And, if believers in, we are also devotees to their 
j.emal truth. If we adhere to the Old Faith, we dwell in 
ie shadow of the Cross and rise up daily in the glory of 
s Resurrection. The Old Faith, then, is nothing move, 
,id not one whit less, than the faith of the New Testa- 
.ent saints. It is completely centered in Christ. 
Now where does the Old Faith stand in "these modem 



times" ? Some would confidently assure us that Christian- 
ity is now in its dusk, that its twilight hour has come. 
Modern developments in modern times, they say, have 
left no room for the antiquated things of a dry, and some 
say, doubtful, record of the past. The time of "kidding" 
ourselves along has ended, if we have sufficient intellec- 
tual attainment to see it, they, sometimes not too cour- 
teously, tell us. A modern world must have modern 
things. How ancient is this "modern" cry! Without hes- 
itation, Christianity is ruled as anti-modern. We are re- 
minded that we have leaned upon the crutches of Chris- 
tianity too long already, and that these crutches are now 
hopelessly broken over the bar of man's increased know- 
ledge. Of this they must inform us, for it seems evident 
to them that we do not know it. Alas, is there no place 
in modern life for the Old Faith? 

To endeavor to answer this last question on a philos- 
ophical basis is a waste of time to all, unless it should 
chance to prove profitable to the philosopher himself. It 
must be answered upon a basis of recognition of God's 
revelation. Man's opinion may be of some import, but 
we do not know when it is trustworthy. God's revelation 
is always trustworthy. His Word tells us certain primary 
things about man. Adam sinned (Gen. 3). All since him 
have sinned (Romans 3:23), and fallen short of the glory 
of God. All are under the judgment of God (Romans 
3:19). No man can be saved from under this judgment 
by his own good deeds, no matter what they may be 
(Romans 3:20) Thus we find man "having no hope and 
without God in the worid" (Eph. 2:12). This is the pic- 
ture of the natural man. It is God's picture from God's 
Word. Man would paint a nicer looking, even if a less 
true, picture of himself. 

The Bible is an old book, as man's history goes, and 
these are modern times in which we live. Does not that 
alter these matters? To which I answer, emphaticallv, 
"No." Repeating: By a modern period we simply mean 
one which has, at this latest moment in history, attained 
a standard of material progress and advancement exceed- 
ing any and all preceding periods. It is essentially ma- 
terial. It is not spiritual. On the other hand, the fact of 
man's sinfulness is a spiritual fact. To be sure, in the 
one case the spiritual is affected by the material, and in 
the other the material is affected by the spiritual. Or, 
further, to be progressive in the material realm may alter 
man's spirtual capacities, whether for good or bad is rot 
to be discussed here. Likewise, to prosper spiritually 
changes man's relation to the material. Yet does it not 
remain true that "these modern times" are primarily ma- 
terial, and that man's relation to God is primarily spir- 
itual? That is easily admitted to be true. 

Now let us go a little farther. Adam's first wardrobe 
consisted of fig leaves plucked from a convenient tree. 
Perhaps ours is made up of products from many distant 
parts of the earth. But it is still true that Adam sinned. 
Abraham walked, or rode a camel on that long tiresome 
journey from Ur of the Chaldees to the Promised Land. 
If we are in a hurry, we may eat dinner in New York 
city, board a fast night flyer and waken up for breakfast 
in Los Angeles shortly in the future. Abraham was one 
of those "all" who sinned and came short of the glory of 
God. and so is the man who may fly from the East coast 
to West in a few hours. A man may own the most ex- 
pensive model of the wonder working radio. However, 
he still belongs to that "all" which is under the judgment 
of God fully as much as do the Indian runners who must 



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relay messages from one post to another by means of 
their own fleetness. An engineer has just completed a 
new forty-eight cjlinder automobile motor with which he 
hopes to' break all existing speed records. Perhaps in a 
few weeks, though, a new engineer will build a yet great- 
er one. But both are spiritually condemned unless thev 
have individually found the Savior of men's souls For a 
millionaire to endow an institution of learning does not of 
itself save the man. To instruct young folks in scientific 
and intellectual attainments alone gives neither instruc- 
tor nor student God and hope in either this world or in 
the next. You see the point. We have made great pro- 
gress in "these modei-n times," but men need salvation 
through Jesus Christ just as badly as ever. 

Jesus Christ came to seek and to save the lost (Luke 
19:10). He came to give his life a ransom for many 
(Matt. 20:28). While we were still enemies, "yet sin- 
ners," he died for us (Rom. .5:6ff). He was delivered up 
for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification 
(Rom. 4:25). His was a purposeful mission, ordained of 
a purposeful Father, attended by a purposeful Spirit to 
fulfill a purposeful end in a purposeful scheme of things. 
The mission was to redeem, to save men. Men were re- 
deemed. Men have since been redeemed. Men are being 
redeemed today by the same Power. The sacrifice was 
made once for all (Heb. 7:27b). Salvation through Jesus 
Christ is eternal. Our Lord promised the dying thief for- 
giveness for his sins. The Apostles offered their hearers 
salvation through the Name. We have their testimony 
that they were saved. We have the testimony even in 
these modern times of the saving power of the Blood. 
Man's material progress cannot change the fact that man 
needs a Savior. Man's intellectual attainments do not 
lessen the fact that the blood of Christ has power to 
cleanse from sin. What are our modern times? Cer- 
tainly they are convenient, but do they reconcile us to 
God? Reconciliation is through One, even the Son of 
God. Today, as then, there is no "other name under 
heaven, that is given among men, wherein we must be 
saved" (Acts 4:12). 

Man is under judgment, and he cannot escape thar 
judgment of himself. Jesus Christ can save all who be- 
lieve on him, while man cannot even save himself. Here 
is a need nearly as old as the race and a remedy planned 
before the need was manifest to man. We cannot escape 
the need no mattr how much we like to think ourselves 
above it. Why, then, should we try to close our eyes to 
and deny the remedy, the Shed Blood? Yes, there are 
modern times, but man's spiritual needs are as acute as 
ever they were. There IS a place, then, in these modern 
times for the Old Faith. Never has it been needed more, 
by which we do not mean to say that it has ever been 
needed less. "These modern times" are materially pro- 
gressive, but spiritually retrogressive. They are unbal- 
anced ; they are off center. The Old Faith alone, center- 
ing as it does around the Person of our Lord, can restoi'e 
that balance. Did you ever see a high speed emery wheel 
going gradually off center? More and more rapidly it 
wears and slips out of balance. Traveling at one, one and 
a half, or two thousand revolutions per minute the strain 
increases until with the shrillness of demoniac despair it 
lets go, driving, driving its pieces with relentless furv 
against all that is within its path. What was wrong? 
Just off center, just unbalanced. "These modern times" 
are off center. Why? Because they have left behind the 
Old Faith, their greatest need. If you would be the 
world's benefactor, if you would help meet the deepest 
need of "these modern times," join in making known to it 
the Old Faith, the faith of the New Testament saints, de- 



claring with Paul, "1 am not ashamed of the Gospel: foi 
it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that 
believeth" (Rom. 1:16). 
Krypton, Kentucky. 



Sunday School Valuations 

By Lillian E. Bowers 

(A paper read at the Northwest District Conference an 
requested published in The Evangelist.) 

(Continued from last week) 

We must face the work and the discouragements witI 
all the enthusiasm we can muster. So enthusiasm is an 
other valuable asset in our work. If you are not enthn 
siastic in your work, then determine to become so. Ac 
as though you were. Sit down to the preparation of jou 
lesson with a smile and a cheerful heart, go to your clas 
in the same manner and mood and before you realize it 
you will have become genuinely aglow with enthusias;^ 
and your enthusiasm for your subject will enkindle 
your pupils' minds a like enthusiasm, for enthusiasm 
contagious. 

The successful teacher is regular in attendance ani 
early in arrival at school. The few moments of informs! 
talk before the service begins you cannot afford to niisf, 
as it gives such a good opportunity to come to know you^ 
pupils intimately. Practically all teachers who hold theii 
pupils by winning their loyalty, give considerable time i 
them outside of class. 

Rev. H. B. Whipple explains how he won the hearts o 
many railroad men when a minister in Chicago. He calld 
on one of the chief engineers of one of the roads and aske 
for advice as to the best way to accomplish his objec 
"How much do you know about a steam engine ?"-the lai, 
ter asked. "Nothing," he replied. "Then read Lardner! 
Railway Economy until you are able to ask an engineer 
question about a locomotive and he not think you a"Tool.j 
He followed the advice, and in due season went to thi 
roundhouse of the road, where he found a number of ei^ 
gineers standing by a locomotive which a fireman wi( 
cleaning. Questions followed, and in less than an houj 
he had learned more than he had from the book. 

In leaving he said, "Boys, where do you go to church 
I would be glad to see you at my church, and if at an 
time you have an accident, or need me, I will gladly go 
you." Tlie next Sunday every man was in church. 

Do we care enough about winning the respect, and ii' 
terest and friendship of our pupils to go do likewise? 

To make good we must always be learners. A growir 
teacher does not have a closed mind. It is often take 
for granted that the experienced teacher is necessarij 
the best teacher, but this is not the case. To the expi 
rienced and inexprienced alike the Book and the puij 
must be fresh and wonderful. Methods must be brig! 
and changeable and the preparation of each lesson, hoi 
ever familiar it may be, must be fresh and thorough. 

A psychologist once said, "I want my pupils to driii 
from a running stream and not from a stagnant pool." .^i 
experienced teacher who relies upon already acquin 
knowledge of a lesson and upon teaching it in the sar. 
manner as it has been taught before, is not a good teao 
er, for a good teacher is always a learner. 

A successful teacher never complains of inattentic 
He compels attention by making the lesson interesting: 
like to think of the small boy who was taken to hear Spi 
geon and after sitting quietly in the pew for a time 
suddenly said to his companion in clear childish ton< 
"Is Mr. Spurgeon talking to me?" What a complime 
to the great preacher! 



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A college student said of a professor one time, "He car- 
's the ball too much himself in class." One of the 
satest temptations that comes to a teacher is to carry 
3 ball all the time himself. It is so much easier to lec- 
re than to teach, so much easier to talk than to get the 
pils to talk. 

The value of pictures and illustrations for young pupils 
s long been conceded above price, but we are all chil- 
3n when it comes to pictures and illustrations. Pictures 
;en suggest ideas more telling than can words. A re- 
rned missionary was giving a short talk in Sundav 
lool. A.^mall boy before him paid no attention to what 
,s being said until the missionary held up a card with a 
ick circle on it and a small white dot in the center. He 
d the black circle represented the heathen and the 
lall white dot was the Christian workers who were try- 
r to evangelize them. Years later the boy said he re- 
smbered no more of the talk but he did remember of 
aying that night that he might grow up to be a man 
d go to the heathen lands to help the little white spot 
be larger. 

In plaiming our lessons let us use variety, for great is 
3 interest of the unexpected. Perhaps you have heard 
i story of the teacher who believed in holding his schol- 
5 responsible for some share in the lesson period and 
rays asked the same one about the geographical set- 
:g, another one about the historical setting, and a third 
3ut the Orientalisms, etc. Where is the lesson located V 
,s the question Ned was always asked to answer, and 
,en that was out of the way, he gave but listless atten- 
\n, if any, to the remainder of the lesson. One Sundav 
ler Ned had been absent the teacher asked instead, 
'here were you last Sunday, Ned?" and Ned answered 
an abstracted manner, "Nine miles southwest of Jeru- 
em." Certainly that teacher's method did not tend to 
ve his pupils all there, minds nor bodies. So let us keep 
variety, doing things in different ways, with the pupils 
/ays listening to see what is next, 
fesus made great use of stories and illustrations. What 
uld have beeen the result if, in answer to the lawyer's 
^stion, "Who is my neighbor," Jesus had said, "A Sa- 
Iritan is thy neighbor?" The lawyer would likely have 
Gained firm in his conception that only an Israelite was 
neighbor. 

iVhat if Jesus had made an appeal to reason? Woum 
f lawyer ever have made the admission he did? But 
tead Jesus appealed to the man's conscience by means 
a story. By that story he made him see the truth and 
!wer his own question. Stories are not for children 
y ; they are for grown-ups as well. 
>rot only must we illustrate our teaching by stories and 
ures, etc., but our lives must demonstrate the truths 
teach. 

mong the unfavorable moral symptoms of the day in 
fich we live is that of irreverence and disrespect. All 
jristian workers have upon them a tremendous obliga- 
»a to seek to correct this tendency. We must ourselves 
jat God's Word and his house with honor and reverence, 
le reverence and honor for God and his Word cannot 
taught directly but chiefly by example. The whole at- 
sphere of the Sunday school should be one of reverence 
I honor for God. 

t is a priceless heritage to have been brought up in an 
ironment where God is loved and worshiped, where the 
irch is revered and where ministers of the Gospel are 
ken of with respect. 

Someone has said that "actions speak louder than 

'ds" and that teaching, when not upheld by right liv- 

, IS worthless. Again, someone says, "How can I hear 

'at you say, when what you do rings so loudly in my 



ears"? Only that teacher who both is a Christian and 
knows why he is a Christian, who has a true and adequate 
knowledge of the Book as a whole, and has thought 
through, as well as lived thi'ough, its teachings, will be 
sure to get the meaning of each lesson and to teach it 
with effectiveness and power. 

What is taught, if it is really of value, should be put 
into every day practice. Perhaps you have heard of the 
swimming sclaool where the art of swimming is taught 
without any water. The youths are drilled in the correct 
movements to make when swimming. A young man who 
completed this course was asked what happened when he 
first tried to put his knowledge into practice in the lake 
and he replied, "Sank." So let's not have that as our 
method of teaching but rather teach the lesson combined 
with the true value of practice. 

A small boy who saw a long worm on a sidewalk, said, 
"I wish I could kill them all dead, every one m the world!" 
His father told iiim how useful such worms are, told him 
how they burrow in the ground, making passages for the 
air and water and loosening the soil so plants can grow 
mose easily. The boy suddenly started off and the father 
asked where he was going. The boy said he was going 
to put the worm on a stick and carry it to the garden for 
it might as well be working. That father had taught that 
lesson well. 

The weak point in the work of many teachers is failure 
to lead pupils into actual Christian service. 

The real value of the Sunday school is to prepare its 
members to live each day, in accordance with the spirit 
and standards of Christ, to bring out in each lesson the 
practical points for every day living. 

Sunday schools exist to tell the good news of God as 
revealed in the life of Jesus Christ. They exist to make 
Christian characters. 

Prof. Drummond was once asked to name three courses 
of study which might be recommended to Christians for 
spiritual profit. After a few moments of thought he re- 
plied: "I would recommend that they study first the Life 
of Jesus Christ; secondly, the Life of Jesus Christ; and 
thirdly, the Life of Jesus Christ." And was he not right ? 
Can the spiritual life thrive without the continual studv 
of the Life of Christ? 

The spirituality, the penetration, the power of this mar- 
velous Gospel will grow upon vou with every fresh studv 
of it. 

True love for God and his Word can only be shown or 
taught through real living or doing. Jesus said in John 
14:15, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." To live 
such lives prayer is indispensable. It can not be neglected 
without spiritual loss. When prayer is neglected spirit- 
ual weakness results. One cannot be useful and fruitful 
for God unless he spends much time in prayer. 

Spurgeon said, "I owe my success in the Gospel to the 
Gospel I preach and to the prayers of God's people." In- 
dividuals and churches are powerful in proportion as they 
are prayerful. 

Indeed the Bible school yields a far reaching influence 
for good and the Bible school teacher has a most blessed 
opportunity for far reaching service. Thousands upon 
thousands are being constantly helped and blessed through 
the faithful Sunday schools and eternity alone will re- 
veal how many young lives have been saved through its 
instrumentality. 

"Sow a thought, and you reap an act; 
Sow an act, and you reap a habit; 
Sow a habit, and you reap a character; 
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny." 



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STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES 

By C. F. Yoder, B.D., Ph.D. 



Part II 

THE OLD TESTAMENT FEASTS TYPICAL OF THE 
LORD'S DAY 

Among the sabbaths of the law, the feast of first fruits 
was typical of the resurrection (Lev. 23:10-16; 1 Cor. 15: 
20). The harvest feast of pentecost, seven weeks later, 
was typical of the Holy Spirit (Lev. 23:15-22; Acts 2:1-4). 
These feasts both came on the first day of the week, ds 
did also their fulfillment in the resurrection of Christ and 
the coming of the Holy Spirit. They teach us that we 
must first find rest in God and then work for him. Risen 
with him we may labor with him. 

So important is this teaching that it is also embodied 
in another rite, that of baptism which replaces circum- 
cision (Col. 2:9-13). Baptism represents our resurrection 
with Christ (Rom. 6:4), and the "imposition of hands" 
which accompanied it represents the gift of the Holy 
Spirit( Acts 2:38; 8:14-18), the two together represent- 
ing the beginning of the Christian life and the fruit of the 
Spirit which follows. In this dispensation of grace tl e 
new life is the first gift (Rom. 6:23) and the gift of tl;e 
Spirit in whom we labor is the second {Acts 2:38; Titus 
3:5-8). The Lord's Day of rest precedes the six days of 
labor. 

If the Jews had accepted Christ the prophecies of his 
suffering would doubtless have been fulfilled by his being 
crucified by the Romans. His resurrection would have 
followed, and also (on the day of Pentecost) the com- 
plete fulfillment of the prophecy of the outpouring of the 
Holy Spirit (Joel 2) instead of only "the earnest of our 
inheritance" (Eph. 1:13, 14). 

The last three prophetical feasts of Lev. 23 would then 
have been fulfilled in their order at once instead of await- 
ing the return of the Lord at the end of this dispensation. 

The feast of trumpets (Lev. 23:22-25) is a type of "the 
last trump" when the Lord shall return, bringing the de- 
ceased saints with him and gathering the living saints to 
himself (1 Cor. 15:52; 1 Thess. 4:14-1/; 2 Thess. 2:1). A, 
writing attributed to Mathias, one of the seventy, says 
that this will occur on the Lord's Day. Tliis is the dav 
of the feast of trumpets (cf. Ex. 12:1-6); Lev. 23:2 J, 
lunar time). There can be no more fitting time for the 
Lord to return than on the Ijord's Day when his people 
are gathered together to worship him. 

Then, to announce the Jubilee year the "great trum- 
pet" was blown on the day of atonement, nine days after 
the feast of trumpets (Lev. 25:9). The jubilee year was 
the first after each seventh sabbatical rest year for the 
land and thus corresponds to the eighth day or Lord's 
Day and is typical of the kingdom age. This will be 
ushered in by the regathering of Israel at the sound of 
the great trumpet (Isa. 27:13). 

Then the Feast of Taberaacles (Lev. 23:39-43) was a 
memorial of the booths of the wilderness .loumey, to be 
observed in the kingdom age (Zech. 14:16), doubtless as 
a type of the coming city wherein God shall dwell with 
men (Rev. 21 :3). But the feast of tabernacles began and 
ended on the first day of the week, the Lord's Day. It s 
prophetic of that new order in Christ who gives eternal 
rest. And the Lord's Day, which is its symbol, and the 
day of his glorious appearing to his church, and of the in- 
auguration of the jubilee age of his kingdom, will be the 
glorious independence day of the age to come. 



The Light of Prophecy 

The prophecies ofi:er us a "sure word" but it is nece 
sary to compare them, for they are not of "private," th; 
is, separate, interpretation (2 Peter 1:19, 20; Luke 24:2 
44; 22:37). In the prophecies both the rest and the d£ 
of rest for Christians is announced. Let us first stur 
Isaiah 28:12-14. "This is the rest; give rest to t! 
weary." 

In this passage we may note the folowing points: 

1. Comparing vs. 11 with 1 Cor. 14:21 we see that th 
prophecy refers to the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pe 
tecost. 

2. The Spirit brought rest because he gives life (Jol 
3:5) and victory (Gal. 5:14-16, 22). , 

8. This rest is first necessary in order that there nul 
be works (Luke 24:49; John 15:5). 

4. We receive the Spirit, not by works, but by fai 
(Gal 3:2, 14). 

5. The Spirit came on the first day of the week, 
sanctify the Lord's day, the resurrection day, as the d; 
of rest and worship for the Lord's body, the church (Ac, 
2:2; Lev. 23:15-22). 

Let us next note Psalm 118:19-24, "This is the day th 
the Lord hath made. We will be glad to rejoice in in 
Here we may note: 

1. That the "door" of verse 19 is Christ (John 10: 
and the entrance is by faith (Eph. 2:17, 18; 3:12). i 

2. The "righteous" of verse 20 who enter, are cloth' 
with the righteousness of Christ (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 9;? 
33). 

3. The praise of verse 21 is that of believers w 
through faith have entered into rest (Heb. 4:3). 

4. The "stone rejected by the builders of verse 22 
Christ (Matt. 21:42). 

5. He was "made the head of the comer" by his i 
urrection from the dead (Rom. 1:4; Acts 3:15). The r 
urrection day is therefore the day here prophesied. T 
was the first day of the week (Mark 16:9). 

6. This day was to be celebrated. Speaking prophet 
ally of believers the psalmist says, "We will be glad ;i 
rejoice in it." This cannot refer to the one day on wh 
Jesus rose, for the church was not yet formed. Besid. 
"the door" and the "righteousness" and the "stone" ;' 
all of the entire dispensation. So must the joyful w 
ship be. As the exodus from Egypt was celebrated 
the weekly day of rest, (Deut. 5:15) and was a perpet i 
memorial for the dispensation, so also the Lord's day i i 
weekly day of rest and worship and a perpetual menioi I 
of the resurrection, which was the only sign given to ) 
Jews (Matt. 12:39, 40). How can a sign be perpetua ' 
it is not celebrated or continued perpetually? 

7. Believers also rise spiritually (Col. 2:12) and en' 
the rest of God through faith (Heb. 4:3) and keep " ' 
day that the Lord hath made." This is that "other d; 
of Heb. 4:8. Being "afiother day" it cannot be the saJ 
day as the previous rest day. Being "a certain day't 
cannot be just any day of conversion. It is the da\' t '. 
the Lord made, and he made it by his resurrection ; i 
the gift of the Holy Spirit. Well may we be glad and • 
joice in it. 



"Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God" 

(Continued from page i) 

Roger Babson's final paragraph is sigfnificant for those wli 
concerned about the improvement of material conditions, but 
not thought of the spiritual: 

People should understand that before prosperity can r 
there must be a renewed interest in the spiritual life by botli 
viduals and nations. Nations should realize that the worl 
always possessed raw materials and labor; but has been pro 



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3US only when the people have been actuated by a religious faith 
to use these resources for advancement and service. This is the 
law of life and now is the time when it should be taught in 
:hurches, schools, and colleges. 

If a revival of religious life and faith is necessary to a return 
af temporal prosperity, how much more ought we to seek first the 
Kingdom of God and his righteousness, not primarily that God 
may add to us "these things" that are needed for the physical 
welfare, but that his kingdom may be advanced and his righteous- 
less may prevail more and more in the hearts of men everywhere. 



SIGNIFICANT NEWS AND VIEWS 

DO NOT FAVOR PROHIBITION REFERENDUM 

National leaders of the prohibition cause have decided against 
;he proposal to submit the question to a referendum. This is a 
mse decision. The difficulty and expense of holding such a refer- 
;ndum would be great. No provision is made in the Constitution 
'or submitting an amendment to the people to obtain an advisory 
)pinion concerning it. There is no reason to think that the wets 
(7ould be any less determined to work for repeal than they now 
ire, or that the drys would find less encouragement to continue 
;heir support under their new unified Organizing Board of Strat- 
5gy. The fight will go on without any referendum. — Christian 
Advocate (Nashville). 

A JUDICIAL DECISION 

It would be foolish to deny that the decision of the United 
States District Judge William Clarke, declaring the Eighteenth 
f\.mendment illegally adopted, is very disturbing. Happily this 
^oung man, for we read he is under forty, has not the final word. 
Without claiming knowledge of Constitutional law, we read and 
ve think the United States Supreme Court decided unanimously 
ixactly counter to Judge Clarke's decision upon hearing the same 
irguments presented to them. There is no doubt that with ample 
neans and great legal ability at their disposal, the repealers are 
»oing to pound, rattle and bombard every door to allow the en- 
trance of the liquor trade. The pity is that so many of high stand- 
ing are lending their respectability to the eff^ort. When the United 
states Supreme Court decides, we will find out whether Judge 
piarke is right or wrong according to law. 

j In the meantime, it behooves believers in prohibition to keep 
fool, work, give and pray, that the curse of legalized selling be not 
xgain put on our land. Abolish the Eighteenth Amendment, and 
he saloon comes back. Make no mistake about that. More than 
lalf the repealers want it back, and they will over-rush the re- 
pectables who think they can sell liquor without attendant evils, 
they will not be heard of. This is a judicial decision, and we 
espect our courts. We will wait until the real court speaks at 
Vashington. — The Presbyterian. 

THE THEATER DISCUSSED BY A BISHOP 

The strictest Puritan never gave utterance to a more vigorous 
l.enunciation of the stage than that recently hurled forth by Bishop 
V. T. Manning, of New York. To be sure, he defended, the thea- 
er is an ally of the Church in producing human goodness — a view 
Wiich we do not at all share, but he vigorously declared that 
something must be done to put an end to the vile and filthy plays 
I'hich now disgrace our stage." 

He went on to denounce, along with "these filthy plays," "many 
f our present-day novels," "dwelling upon matters of sex" as "a 
in against art, as well as against decency and against God." He 
eclared that "our filthy shows are powerful educational forces for 
mmorality and obscenity." 

He advocated suppressing such plays, but we judge the Bishop 
/as undertaken a difficult job. We have never believed that the 
heater could be used as one of the "greatest allies of the Church" 
or good. It is essentially unreal; and if it tries to portray reality 
hat is just the point at which it usually becomes offensive. For, 
he stage will not draw unless it is sensational. That is just the 
pposite to that which causes people to go to Church. Probably 
here is no lesson attempted by the stage that could not be por- 
rayed in a thousand-fold healthier way by the direct method of 
caching and preaching. — The Christian Evangelist, 



ZTbe jfamil^ Hltar 

By T. C. Lyon 

Daily Readings and Suggestions 

(Keep with your Bible) 

MONDAY 

Mark 11:15-19. The house of prayer. In these days 
of "programs" our churches are filled with such varied 
activities that we are again in danger of forgetting that 
primarily the church is after all a house of prayer. It 
would be well, in planning the various activities of our 
churches, if we would weigh against them the things 
that Jesus here so utterly condemned, and see if they 
are really worthy. Let us remember, too, that our 
bodies are really houses of prayer, and may we permit 
nothing that would in any way commercialize or de- 
grade them, lest we be called to account. 

TUESDAY 

Mark 11:20-26. The secret of answered prayer: suf- 
ficient faith, and God's will. Prayer is not a means of 
gratifying our selfish desires at the expense of others, 
"getting something for nothing." It is rather putting 
ourselves so in line with God's will that we may know 
that we shall be blessed in the working out of his will. 
This would, of course, include forgiveness for others, 
even as we hope for forgiveness ourselves. May thy 
will be done in our lives! 

WEDNESDAY 

Mark 11:27-33. At first thought we might wonder 
why Jesus did not give these jealous Pharisees a 
straightforward and unmistakable answer. The reason 
is quite obvious: namely, that he had done so so fre- 
quently that it would only stir up further strife to 
argue with them. If he said his authority was from 
heaven, they would immediately have accused him of 
blasphemy. May we have wisdom from on high today 
in dealing with the jealous ones, both within and with- 
out the church. 

THURSDAY 

Mark 12:1-9. The parable of the vineyard pictures 
exactly the Pharisees and those who had come before 
them. God had made them a chosen people, tenderly 
cared for them, sent his prophets to lead them, and 
finally his own Son, and all of them alike had been 
stoned and killed. This could only mean their own de- 
struction. It would not be so bad if such deeds had 
perished with the Pharisees, but we fear that too much 
of the same thing is being done today. Lord help us 
that we may never withhold from thee that which is 
thy right! 

FRIDAY 

Mark 12:10-12. God's workings are many times be- 
yond the understanding of human minds; although 
these verses make special reference to our Lord, there 
are every day many ways in which the things that 
men had despised and refused are still brought to pass. 

There is nothing more precious than a conscience 
void of any knowledge of offence; there is nothing 
more damning than a conscience bearing certain know- 
ledge of wrong doing. The Pharisees' own consciences 
were not slow to realize that this parable was meant 
for them, and their evil conscience drove them to still 
greater sins. May God help us to understand and work 
in harmony with his will! 

SATURDAY 

Mark 12:13-17. Again, Jesus' reply was not merely 
a clever trick of words, in order to escape the trap of 
the Pharisees; it was a statement of a vital principle 
of Christian living. The Christian has certain duties 
which he owes his government, and there are certain 
other duties which he owes his God. Properly, neither 
overlaps, and both are binding. God help us to proper- 
ly discharge our duties to both! 

SUNDAY 

Mark 12:18-27. Our Father, may we this day for- 
get our little quibblings and by a more perfect know- 
ledge of the scriptures strive to realize more of the 
power of God. May we realize that the God who cre- 
ated and controls the universe is not a God of the dead, 
but a God of the living, who still works in the affairs 
of men. In Jesus' name. Amen! 



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Early Christian Characteristics 

By Melvln Grove Kyle 



"Early" is rather a far-reaching word 
when it pours itself out in centuries. It 
will be enough in this brief article to con- 
sider the first century, New Testament days, 
and the second century, the Apostolic Age, 
as early Christianity. 

1. Early Christianity was Oriental. Christ 
was born a Jew; he lived and died an Ori- 
ental. The New Testament, like the Old, is 
Oriental in literature, manners, customs, 
and forms. Its modes of e.xpression are 
thoroughly Oriental. This Orientalism was 
not of the essence of Christianity at all, but 
of its visible fomi; the Church consi.sted of 
Orientals Christianized. If Christ had been 
a Roman and the New Testament set in 
central Europe, Christianity would have been 
Occidental, as our Western Christianity is 
today. 

Two things result from this Oriental 
characteristic of early Christianity. First, 
no one can ever fully understand the Bible 
and the Early Church until he knows the 
Orient and Oriental ways; a Bible interpret- 
er cannot be fully prepared in the Western 
world. Our Eastern missionaries are our 
best exegetes, and' not a little of their bet- 
ter exegeses they get from the very simple- 
minded people of those Eastern lands. The 
Orient understands the Oriental embodiment 
of Christianity. Second, both the mission- 
aries and we of the Western world have 
forgotten too often the Orientalism of the 
Book and the Christ and the Gospel in our 
insistence upon Occidental forms and meth- 
ods in Oriental lands, often mistaking Wes- 
ternizing for Christianizing. Notwithstand- 
ing E. Stanley Jones' limping theology, in 
this respect "The Christ of the Indian Road" 
is absolutely right. The Orient is the home 
of Christianity; it does not need to be Wes- 
ternized in order to be Christianized. 

2. In expression of Christian thought 
early Christians belonged to their t'mes. \ 
quarter of a century ago it was thought 
that exegesis was an exact science. But the 
di.scoveries of B. P. Orenfell and A. S. Hunt 
and the finding of "The Teaching of the 
Twelve Apostles" upset New Testament ex- 
egeses almo.st as much as Copernicus upset 
astronomy. The writer's early teacher in 
exege.sis, that brilliant thinker, Dr. W. G. 
Moorehead, taught us even then that New 
Testament Greek was as really a dialect of 
Greek as was the Attic. These later dis- 
coveries have vindicated the opinion which 
he held with others. New Testament writ- 
ers simply expressed themselves in the lit- 
erary forms prevalent in their part of the 
world. Attic .scholars might talk of Alex- 
andrianisms as British scholars talk of 
Americanisms. But the Alexandrians were 
as pungent in expression as is platform 
speech in America today. And the learned 
world now knows that the early Christians 
expressed themselves in the vigorous, pun- 
gent dialect of the witty Alexandrians, the 
koine, or the popular Greek dialect of that 
land. 

In addition, some most recent dissoveries 
near Ostia on the Tiber show that early 
Christians did not stop with dialect only in 



adopting the popular methods of expres- 
sions of the times. Not only was the New 
Testament a book in everyday language, but 
it adopted what we should call "newspaper 
methods." The first great reporter of Chris- 
tian times was Caesar in his "Commentar- 
ies" on the Gallic campaign. When he be- 
came emperor, he taught the Romans his 
"modern" ways. He introduced daily pa- 
pers, if we may allow such an anachronism 
to describe his notices. These were posted 
regularly in public places. Acta Diuma, 
"Daily Doings," and Acta Populi Romani, 
"Doings of the Roman People," gave de- 
crees of the government, news of the im- 
perial household, and incidents in the em- 
pire and the city. How perfectly early 
Christianity conformed to the ways of the 
time in Acta Apostolorum, "Acts of the 
Apostles," in which were recorded decrees of 
government and of the Church, news of 
Caesar's household, and of important per- 
sons in early Christianity, and incidental 
items of news. We no longer wonder at the 
mention of a needed cloak, or wanted parch- 
ments, or information concerning a runa- 
way slave. 

3. Early Christianity put the greatest 
emphasis upon piety. "The Teaching of the 
Twelve Apostles" dwells only incidentally 
upon doctrine, except the doctrine of God. 
Conduct, not creed, is set forth as the index 
of character. The fonnulation of creeds be- 
came necessary only in combating the here- 
.siarchs. Heresy is the starting point of the 
formulation of creeds and the necessity for 
their continuance. Certainly there will be 
no need for formulated creeds in heaven, 
and just as certainly they are needed to 
meet the heresies of this turbulent age of 
sin. Too great simplicity of statement of 
Christian tnith would be as fatal to Chris- 
tianity as in our highly developed ci\aliza- 
tion it would be in ci^^l engineering, physics, 
or astronomy. Creeds eliminate errors; er- 
rors cannot be disposed of by ignoring them. 

4. Above everything else, the early 
Christians were loyal to a Person. They 
had no hazy notions concerning the person- 
ality of this Person, for to theni he was 
very near. The present Christ held sway 
in that day. He frequently appeared in the 
earliest days of Christianity and might ap- 
pear at any time, as testifies the theophany 
on Patmos at the end of the first century. 
As yet the pernicious doctrine of an absent 
Christ had not arisen at Rome. So devout 
obedience to a Person was set in the fore- 
ground of the Christian life. Nothing other 
than this can account for the treasuring up 
of all the fragmentari' "Sayings of Jesus 
brought out of the common life of the peo- 
ple in Egypt by the discoveries of Grenfell 
and Hunt. These were copied, distributed, 
and treasured as precious mementos of the 
great Leader. It was an age when not many 
could have copies of the Gospels, but these 
"Sayings" were as Christian tracts carry- 
ing the blessed message of the Master to 
many who could not possess the whole Bible. 

Then, to the early Christian, this Person 
so devoutly obeyed was Lord, and had, they 



possessed our literary devices of today, they 
would have written it always with a capital 
"L." Here the most startling evidence of 
the deity of our Lord comes to us through 
the dry-as-dust philological studies of the 
koine, or common speech of the Alexandrian 
dialect. In that dialect the word kurios had 
come to have a most definite and exalted 
meaning. It is the Greek title of the em- 
perors who arrogated to themselves deifica- 
tion. "Lord Caesar" was the acknowledg- 
ment of that deification. No wonder Poly- 
carp chose rather to suffer martyrdom than 
to say, "Lord Caesar." In contrast with 
that imperial title we have in the New Tes- 
tament "Lord Jesus," instead of "Our Lord 
Caesar," we have "Our Lord Jesus Christ." 
Of equal import is a discovery announced 
by William Philips Hall that the New Tes- 
tament equivalent of the ineffable name 
"Jehovah" or Yahweh of the Old Testament 
is this same kurios, "Lord." Thus, long be- 
fore heresies made it necessary to define the 
deity of the Savio*of the world, the com- 
mon life and even the martyrdom of the 
early Christians had proclaimed him LORD. 
— The Westminster Teacher. 



What's In the Brethren . 
Teacher? \ 

By Dr. C. A. Bame 

Inquiries coming to our offices tell us 
plainly that too many of our people do not,' 
know what we have in our publications. A' 
letter today, asked about help in the nieth 
ods for the teachers using the Boys' anc 
Girls' Quarterlies. Now, it so happens tha' 
this is one of the fine features of our Breth 
ren Teacher. I have just finished proof 
reading the work of Mrs. Nora Brackei, 
Davis offering helps and suggestions of var j 
ied kinds for just the thing asked ft)r iii- 
today's letter. She spends a good deal o:| 
time trying to do for teachers in thesis 
grades, what I am trjang to do for the high • 
er ones. It seems quite a travesty that si 
good a help as this should go unknown b; 

any Brethren needing help and whicl, 

one does not? 

Indeed, I know of no reason why ou 
youth should not be studying the work o 
our own writers instead of much materia 
that misses so widely the mark of goo 
Biblical material and interpreted by writer 
who do not know us nor the genius of ou 
people. WHEN WE work together in this 
WE'LL GET SOMEWHERE. 

May I tell you more about this helpo 
that seems so unknown ? The Brethie 
Teacher has four features that we believ 
will make it very worth the place it oug! 
to have and which we hope it soon will ol 
tain : first these, let us say, is the one abov 
referred to. The second is the special ai 
tides on difficult subjects for each montl 
So far, we have found a good reason t 
spend some extra time in the discoverj' < 
the deeper aspects of lessons on "DiNnr 
Healing," which has a distinctively Bretl 
ren aspect; on the "Temptation of Jesus 
one of the most difficult of all doctrin; 
questions; one on "Missions and Money 
comprising the two lessons for March; ar 
next, "The Resurrection" which wdll I 
featured in the April Teacher. Space wi 
not permit these discussions in the othi 
Quarterlies and so, we put them where tl 
teachers, at least, can have them. 

Third; not the least of the helps thi 
come only in the Teacher is the answer ■ 
difficult questions on each lesson answeri' 



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1 connection with the Questions offered in 
3th the Quarterlies and the Teacher. This 

for the help of the teacher as well as for 
roper guidance in difficult places. These 
iswers are to be- hunted by all but teach- 
•s. 

Once more, there is the discussion of the 
Lesson in Life," by Dr. Jacobs. His is 
jt the slant of the theologian. I have not 
>en so well acquainted with his work until 
tely, in this field; but the few lessons we 
jve made together this year tell me that 
; has many a fine insight which all do not 
ive and can not have without the partic- 
ar training and scholarship he has. It 
ould seem that Brethren everywhere should 
;ek this feature of good things brought by 
le so devoted to the truth and so loyal to 
le heritage of Brethren peoples. I have 
) doubt that were we to pay a price for 
lis material commensurate with its cost to 
ly other Teacher's Help, it would cost as 
uch as the whole Brethren Teacher. The 
.me could be said of the work of Dr. Mil- 
r, but of course his work appears in other 
iiarterlies. Altogether, we believe that it 
ill become increasingly a necessity for our 
>ople to use our own publications and for 
ir teachers to know and appreciate the 
prk of those of their own fellowship who 
bor and sacrifice for them that we may 
row together in Christ Jesus and keep the 
liity of the spirit in the bonds of peace; 
j) longer tossed about by every wind of 
ictrine. Eph. 4:13-16. "Now, I beseech 
lU, brethren, through the name of our 
)rd Jesus Christ, that ye speak the same 
ing, and that there be no divisions among 
iu; but that ye be perfected together in 
|e same mind and in the same judgment" 
ICor. 1:10. 
Ashland, Ohio. 



lEditor's Select Notes on the 
I Sunday School Lesson 

The Ministry of John the Baptist 

(Lesson for JamiarylS) 

Scripture Lesson — Luke 3. 

Printed Text— Luke 3:7-17. 

Devotional Reading — Isa. 40:3-11. 

Grolden Text — Bring forth therefore fruits 

irthy of repentance. — Luke 3:8. 

Introductory Note 
ere for the first time we have a three- 
d narrative, one account in each of the 
noptic gospels. Read each one, perhaps 
'ginning first with Mk. 1:18; then Mt. 3: 
1.2, and lastly our lesson assignment of 
ke 3, comparing Is. 40:3-11. Try to sim- 
.' get a composite picture of all three 
rratives. 

Always in considering John the Baptist 
' should keep in mind Christ's statement 
out him in Luke 7:28: "Great? yes, very 
eat! but the 'lesser ones' in mj^ church 
3 greater than he." This should be a rev- 
ition to the Christian of his high privi- 
fe and honor. Shall we say that the dif- 
■ence is that John had not seen the cross 
d the resurrected Lord — as we have ? The 
3 of the first flight of stairs is an eleva- 
n; but it is only the bottom and first step 
the second flight. 

I John the Baptist 

John the Baptist appeared as a public 
I icher and preacher, as suddenly and mys- 
l-iously as his great predecessor Elijah 
J 5 Tishbite, whom he so much resembled. 

he wilderness" where he lived and taught 



is the wild region north and west of the 
Dead Sea, a vast and horrible succession of 
steep cliffs and barren ravines called the 
Arabah. This valley through which the Jor- 
dan flows is the deepest chasm in the earth's 
crust, and possesses the hottest climate in 
all the world. 

"In this great and terrible wilderness John 
supported himself by eating locusts — the 
literal insect, which is still greatly esteemed 
by the natives — and wild honey, which 
abounded in the crevices of the rocks; whilst 
for clothing he was content with a coat of 
coarse camel's hair, such as the Arab wom- 
en make still; and a girdle of skin about 
his loins. A cave, like that in which David 
and his men often found reguge, sufficed 
him for a home, and the water of the stream 
that hurried to the Dead Sea, his beverage. 
Can we wonder that under such a regimen 
he grew strong?" Nor that he was bold 
and defiant against those in authority. He 
had nothing but his life to lose — and that 
was long held consecrated to God. — Illus- 
trated Quarterly. 

Insincerity Denounced 

"Who hath warned you to flee from the 
wrath to come ? v. 7. This is the only mo- 
tive some people have for professing Chris- 
tianity: it is simply to avoid hell and to get 
to heaven at last; while they make free to 
do as they please in the meantime. Such 
persons are an insult to the Lord and a dis- 
grace to the church of Christ. 

A Christian young lady tells how, once 
years ago she was staying in a country 
home and helping her friends prepare for 
a fancy ball. She herself had adopted the 
standard of the worldly Christianity around 
her, instead of the separateness of the Bible. 
Her cousin came into one of the reception 
rooms where she sat, and said, pointing to 
an "Ecce Homo": "Will you help me cover 
that picture with flags?" "Why?" "Oh, 
you know we could not leave it uncovered, 
it would not be quite the thing." Presently 
the mother came, and was asked her opin- 
ion. "Certainly," she said, "I meant to have 
its face turned to the wall." But the father, 
who joined the group, insisted on its being 
taken down and carried out of the room. 



That night this young Christian began to 
meditate as she had never done before: 
"What!" she asked herself, "do these world- 
ly people feel they cannot do as they please 
under an imaginative picture of my Lord? 
And yet I have been accustomed to go into 
these scenes of gayety, while professing 
to belong to him, and to realize his presence 
always by my side." It was the turning 
point of her life; she forsook worldliness, 
and separated herself unto God, living a 
blessed life of consecration; one that was 
in harmony with the constantly realized 
presence of her Savior. — The Illustrator. 

Repentance and Baptism 

"Repentance is to leave the sin you loved 
before, and show that you in earnest grieve, 
by doing so no more." 

Two lads stole some apples. They did 
not taste as good as those that had been 
given to them. Tom said, "I am sorry we 
stole these, they sort of choke me." Ned 
said, "So am I, and I am going to take them 
right back and confess and ask the man to 
forgive me. It is the last thing I will ever 
steal. It don't pay." But Tom kept his 
and ate them. Simply being sorry for sin 
is not repentance. 

A little girl ate some cake and it made 
her sick, she said, "I am not sorry I ate 
the cake, but I am sorry it made me sick 
and sorry that you found it out." Sorrow 
for the sad conseciuence of sin is not re- 
pentance. They only repent of sin who for- 
sake it. Then is the fruit "meet for re- 
pentance." 

The prodigal son repented when he left 
his swine and went back to his father will- 
ing to take the place of a servant. Luke 
15:18-21. 

The magicians repented when they burned 
their costly books. Acts 19:19. A friend of 
mine repented when he took $300 worth of 
tobacco and burned it in the public square 
and in his grocery put up texts of Scripture 
where the tobacco signs had been. — Abbie 
C. Morrow Browm. 

Repentance, when honestly professed, was 
to be followed by baptism as a mthess to 
the world of their desire to be new and 
(Continued on page 16) 



E. M. RIBDLE, 

President 
Warsaw, Indiana 

F. 0. VANATOR. 

Associate 
Peru, Indiana 



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C. D. WHITMER, 217 E. Dubail Ave.. South Bend. Ind. 



GLADYS M. SPICE, 

General Secretary 

and 

Treasurer 

2301 13th St.. N. E.. 
Canton, O^iio 



Conemau^h Christian Endeavor Society 



We are glad to give a report from the 
Conemaugh Christian Endeavor Society. 
When Rev. A. R. Staley accepted the charge 
in Iowa last year, our Christian Endeavor 
kept on working with God's help. For nine 
months we continued without a pastor. Dur- 
ing this time our society supervised the 
mid-week prayer services. 

When the churches of our town had 
union meetings, our society, we are proud 
to say, had the most young people at church. 
We had Christian Endeavor, and then went 
to church in a body. 

When Rev. W. H. Schaffer accepted the 
charge here, there were only seven or eight 
faithful ones left, but now our society has 
19 members with as high as 10 visitors at 
prayer meeting. 

Lately, the Christian Endeavorers were 



responsible for the Rally Day Program in 
our Sunday school. 

We have found a means of relieving the 
monotony of the old routine of taking part 
every Sunday night. The society is divided 
into three groups, each group having a lead- 
er. Every third Sunday it is the duty of 
one of the leaders to appoint a person in his 
or her group to act as leader — giving parts 
to only the ones in his or her group. 

In August we gave a gift of SIO to our 
church and in November, $10 to Krypton 
Missions. We also pay our tithe quarterly. 

Most of our members, we can almost say 
all of our members, are active Sunday 
school and church workers. 

We are praying for you. Will you pray 
for us? 

WADENA STORMER, 
Secretary of Conemaugh Society. 



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JANUARY 10, 1931 




NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



Our Lord's Greateit Apoftle 

was a great correipondent 




REVIVAL AT THE SECOND CHURCH OF 
LOS ANGELES 

From the First Brethren church of Los 
Angeles where Brother A. B. Cover is pas- 
tor, we came to the Second church at 60th 
and Compton Avenues where Brother A. D. 
Cashman is pastor. This field was another 
where many former friends reside and wor- 
ship. Needless to say it was a very happy 
experience for me from first to last. It was 
a real privilege to work with a pastor such 
as Brother Cashman, who is such a fine 
sample of the caliber of our younger min- 
isters in the Brethren Church fully alive 
to the tragic days we are living in and yet 
vitally loyal and jealous for the truth of 
Christ. This young man is a hard working, 
devoted servant of the Lord. He is unspar- 
ing of his own strength and time, is a great 
house to house visitor, who although he has 
been on the field but a few months knows 
his field like a book. He is a good student 
of the Word and loves it and continually 
maintains a high standard of faith in life 
before his people. The more I see of our 
younger ministers, the more confidence I 
have in a future of great promise for our 
Church. 

During these three weeks spent in this 
church the attendance was very faithful, 
while at no time did we have capacity at- 
tendance, yet the attendance and interest 
were always good. These people have 
learned to love the Word and manifested it 
in their spirit and eagerness with which 
they received it. Some of our folks from 
Whittier, from First church of Los Angeles, 
and from South Gate were frequent atten- 
dants at the services during the meetings 
and gave us a great deal of encouragement 
and cheer. 

I do not feel that we reaped the real har- 
vest in this community at all. There 
seemed to be a conviction on the part of 
all that the real harvest had but begun when 
we were compelled to close. All communi- 
ties are not alike, some present problems 
much more difficult to overcome than 
others do, some communities can be reached 
in three weeks and all visible posibilities 
realized while in other communities three 
weeks of ser\'ices merely ser\'e to get peo- 
ple to thinking about the things of Christ. 
I trust that the pastor will have the joy of 
bringing in the results later on. One thing 
is certain if they are to be gotten he will 
get them. 

The hospitality that was shown me in this 
church could not be surpassed. My home 
while working in this church was at Brother 
and Sister Albert Neher's, who have been 
friends of mine since I was but a lad of 
twelve years old. It was a rare privilege 
of mine to spend these three weeks in this 
splendid Christian home. The continuous 
round of hospitality that was extended from 
the various homes of the Brethren in this 
church was a great delight to nie. I cherish 
the love of these people very highly. 

This church stands in the midst of t 
great field of possibilitie.s. I do not know 
of any church that has a greater opportu- 
nity right at its doors than this. To be 
sure the people living round about it are 
not crowding the church to press their way 



into its membership, there is indifference 
and worldliness all around, but these same 
elements are found in any field anywhere. 
Yet constant and faithful efforts to live, 
love, and pray the unsaved to Christ this 
church may realize the most tremendous 
growth of any church in our brotherhood. 
They have a fine building here well equipped 
and capable of caring for a great growth. 

If our meetings resulted in arousing a 
real vision of what could be done in this 
community I would feel content that it has 
accomplished a great purpose. I shall be 
watching every report from this congrega- 
tion with great interest and anticipation. 

I am now at home at Berne for a short 
stay before taking up my evangelistic work 
in January again. 

R. PAUL MILLER, 

Berne, Indiana. 



BRIGHTON, INDIANA, REVIVAL 

The First Brethren church of Brighton, 
Indiana, under the able leadership of Rev. 
C. D. Whitmer is on the upgrade. Brother 
Whitmer is doing a wonderful piece of work 
for his Lord and Master in Brighton and 
the people in general have great respect and 
the highest regards for him. 

He asked the writer to conduct a two 
weeks' revival campaign for him and his 
faithful members extending from December 
8-21, 1930. We went into the fray, trust- 
ing the Lord Jesus Christ and he has blest 
Brother Whitmer in his labors. For when 
you consider that Brother Whitmer gives 
only one Sunday in two weeks to this field 
I assume he has achieved mightily, in that 
23 individuals answered the call of Jesus 
and accepted him as Lord. Twenty-one of 
these have been baptized, one by letter, 
making 22 already in the church and the 
other waiting baptism, hoping to have fath- 
er and mother come also. This goes to 
prove Brother Whitmer has proven himself 
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed. 

This Brighton church has a fine group of 
loyal members who are true to the Breth- 
ren Church. They are worthy the best con- 
sideration and care. They treated the evan- 
gelist splendidly in every way. Even the 
highest respect was paid to us "by those out- 
side the church. In fact, one soon discov- 
ers that the people in and around Brighton 
are fair minded and respond readily to 
worthwhile challenges. They know how to 
care for one that he might be fit and anx- 
ious to give his best. They were good to 
me and I tried to render the best service in 
return. I shall always remember the 
Brighton folks, both inside and outside the 
church. 

Mrs. Owen came to my assistance the lat- 
ter part of the last week and took care of 
the singing. The church wished that she 
might have been with me all through, but 
home duties keep a minister's wife from 
getting away and doing some things they 
would like to do. She is a splendid help 
and I wish I could have her in all my evan- 
gelistic work. 

We thank one and all for their coopera- 
tion in these services and pray that the in- 



fluence of the service may continue throug 
all eternity. 

I shall be with the Gravelton, Indian! 
church beginning January 5, 1931. Remeir 
ber us to the Lord. 

BENJ. F. OWEN, 
Nappanee, Indiana. 



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NEW LEBANON CHURCH NEWS ; 

A report has not appeared since the a( 
count of the rededicating of our churc 
building so we will start the new year rigl" 
and give a report and summary of our wot 
here. 

As in most fields we have felt the finaij 
cial depression and unemployment situji 
tion, but as a whole the church has kej 
pace with the progress she has been makin i 
in former years. With the heavy burde 
the church building program has brougl 
us the financial condition of the church is 
that we might hope it to be. 

Our average attendance at Sunday scho 
has experienced a nice gain over last yeai 
The attendance at the evening services 
not what it might be. 

As far as adding new members we do n 
have many to report since the large 
gathering of the revival efforts of Rev. 
Paul Miller in the spring. Since the mee 
ing we have made as an objective the e 
riching of the spiritual life of the presc 
church members. If we could count on oi 
present membership we would have mo 
than we could seat, even in our new and e 
larged building. So we believe when onl 
the membership gets set on fire for G- 
there will be a continuous inflow of unsaV' 
seeking Christ as their Savior. 

We shall continue this objective as far 
the near future is concerned. So some tir 
in the latter part of March we hope to ha 
a 10 days' meeting wtih Prof. M. A. Stuc 
ey as the principal speaker. Pray for 
meeting and for a deepening of the spiritt 
forces of this congregation. 

Two special features of the fall progrs 
should be mentioned here. Our chur 
joined with the other Brethren churches 
the Miami Valley in the Bible Institute in 
at the Dayton church, November 23 to 
with Prof. M. A. Stuckey and Dr. C. 
Yoder as the speakers. We are sorry ho 
ever that not more of our members avail) 
themselves of this Institute. Those who ( 
attend were wonderfully pleased with t 
way the speakers presented their diffeK| 
messages. The Institute was a real tre, 
for all concerned and we are looking fi 
ward to another institute of the same I 
ture during the year 1931. 

Dr. C. F. Yoder was vrith us for two 9 
^'ices on November 16th. This indeed W, 
a rare treat to the congregation here. 1 
offering given him was an indication of 1 
appreciation by the people of his messaj, 
and fine Christian spirit. The children sh 
not soon forget him and the work in Soi 
America. 

During the Christmas season two pi 
grams were rendered by the Sunday scht 
On Sunday evening before Christmas ' 
Choir and adult members of the Sunc 
school rendered a program, and White Gi 
in the nature of clothing, etc., were brou| 
for the needs of our Kentucky Mission & 
On Christmas eve, the children of the Si 
day school rendered their program and 
regular White Gift Offering for the Nati 
al Sunday School Board was lifted. ( 
people have responded splendidly dur 
this Christmas season in relieving the p 
and remembering the needs of others. 



FANUARY 10, 1931 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



Page 13 



Ve have ended five years of ministry and 
in on our sixth year with this church. 
; all has been accomplished that we 
:ht have desired. Much is left for the 
rs ahead» But we believe under the 
dance of the Holy Spirit some worth- 
le things have been accomplished. We 
eve a foundation has been laid that will 
ble the Church to do more effective ser- 
; for the community, for the brotherhood 
large and for the Christ we love. Pray 
the work here. 

L. V. KING, Pastor. 



ASHINGTON CHURCH BUILDING 
FUND 

(Fifth Report) 

viously acknowledged $1,781.33 

terloo, Iowa 33.54 

nstown, Pa. (Second church) . . 1.00 

ittier, Calif 22.50 

sontown. Pa., 8.00 

land, Ohio (additional) Mrs. 

ortense Wertz 2.00 

an, Ohio 10.00 

wood, Maryland 10.00 

'ersdale. Pa 11.50 

s Johanna Nielsen, S. America 5.00 

is FoUis, Goshen, Ind 4.00 

il offering made by brotherhood $1,888.87 
iring by the Washington church 2,101.13 

nd total to date $3,990.00 

Fraternally, 
LMER TAMKIN, Treasurer, Washing- 
in Building Campaign Committee, 1018 
. Street, N. E., Washington, D. C. 



ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA 

r Readers of the Evangelist: 
have often been asked, "Well, how is 
intown"? My answer is that although 
ly things has been said unfavorable 
lit this flock, yet I can say I never 
'ed a better people in my ministry. Our 
ibership consists of fifty-nine. Fourteen 
;hese are in their teen age. Many of 
;rent ages are on the outside waiting 
the Spirit to move them. The atten- 
:e at the regular services averages bet- 
than seventy-five per cent of the mem- 
hip. 

1 the last year we have had several vis- 
3 of whom five are steadily attending 
services. Some of these people have 
^d as to the doctrine of the church. They 
b stated, "We like your church. It is 
Bry friendly church. We like the Gos- 
After showing the Bible teaching, 
the practise of the same by the early 
"ch to them, they all so far have ac- 
Wledged the teaching for which the 
hren Church stands as being more in 
rd with the Bible than that of the 
;ch to which they belonged, yet for such 
ons, as, "My mother would not want 
!to join," or "Not while mother lives," 
'My wife thinks our baptism right," 
' refuse to obey the Gospel. Some, on 
f other hand ask, "Where in the world 
Kou get Feet Washing" ? I reply, "No- 
tre in the world, but in the teachings of 
Is and the Apostles." Allentown is a 
' of about 110,000 and that seventy-five 
ent of these are Lutherans. The im- 
t of Lutheranism upon them seems per- 
ent. Once in a great while one turns, 
they die hard to their former faith, 
'ever when they are turned they become 
iful to the word and loyal in service, 
iring the last ten years some of the 
evangelists of our church have visited 



here with the best of messages, and have 
had large audiences, out of which many 
came forward and even were baptized, but 
keRf their membership in the church where 
they previously belonged. This inconsisten- 
cy still holds among several of the people 
in this city. They acknowledge that the 
church teaches and practises the truth, but 
they themselves are joined to those whom 
they say do not practise the truth, and by 
their acts show that we who practice the 
truth are wrong. Yet, they say, "No one 
can say that the Brethren Church is not 
both Biblically and historically right." 
"Then why not" practice these truths with 
us, and help us spread the truth to others" ? 
is our reply. 

As a minister of the Gospel of Jesus 
Christ I can not cheapen the Gospel and 
be true to my Master at the same time. I 
am just a messenger to deliver what he 
gave to be told to the lost world. Jesus 
said. If ye love me ye will obey my Word. 
Though weak and erring, let us set him 
first. 

I do appreciate these faithful folks who 
for years has borne the load and through all 
kinds of opposition have stood true unto 
God and his Word, and held the work to- 
gether. Some of the readers will recall the 
names of some: Sister Deifer (formerly 
Harley) and Fehnels, Klines, Hargraves, Ja- 
cobys, Schaffers, Silbermans, Oswalds, Mus- 
selmans, Zelnors (now Kameo) Liser, Stout, 
Mrs. Shorts (formerly a Harley). All these 
for years stood the taunt and scorn of the 
people for their faith and their obedience 
to the Bible's peculiar teachings, as some 
call them. I am glad to know that these 
people know the word of God and will not 
take a substitute for it. 

Pastor and people hope that the bygones 
may be gone and that by the grace of God 
we may together more fully dedicate our- 
selves to the doing of God's will in God's 
way in order that our lives may be so fra- 
grant and influential with others that many 
this coming year may be saved and caused 
to rejoice in the salvation of our Lord Je- 
sus Christ. The door of 1931 is ready to 
open. 

There may be some, who read this article, 
before whose heart's door Jesus has stood 
knocking, trying to get that heart to suren- 
der all to him. Would you not read Reve- 
lation, chapter 3 and verses 8 and 20, and 
say yes to him, laying all on the altar and 
begin the year of 1931 aright? There is 
no joy in doing it half-way. Brethren, will 
we importune God this year to open unto us 
a great door? People's hearts which seemed 
to have been closed to us this past year, 
may open this year. There is nothing that 
makes God open new doors, like the heart 
which is wholly dedicated for the Master's 
use. That is a heart that holds nothing 
back from God. You and I may, like Paul, 
want to go into several places, but as God 
shut doors that seemed pleasing to Paul, so 
he may close several doors to us no matter 
how important we think they may be. He 
knows what is best and for what we are 
best fitted. Will we say, "Not my will, but 
thine, O Lord"? Last Sunday morning, 
giving the eighth in a series of sermons on 
the Holy Spirit and the subject being, "In 
Communion with the Holy Spirit," I said to 
my congregation, "Bj-ethren, for the last 
several years there has been a longing with- 
in my heart for a fuller manifestation of the 
Holy Spirit's power, in and through this 
heart of mine." For there is no doubt in 
my soul as to what God did for thousands 
of saints in years gone by, he can do the 



same for us today, if we meet his conditions. 
He is "the same yesterday, today and for- 
ever." He is the same today in every way 
as he was. I can say with John Fletcher, 
"Oh to be filled with the Holy Spirit." 

As I read the biographies of the early 
saints, beginning with Acts 2, I am inspired 
and recommend the same reading to others. 
Read the third and fourth chapter, also see 
the requirement for the church oflFicers in 
Acts six. And read chapters 8 to 12, also 
read Ephesians and do not leave out the 
fourth chapter. See Turtulian on Baptism, 
chapter 4; Ireneus on Prayer for the Holy 
Spirit; Theophilus of Antioch, on Acts 11: 
26; Clement of Alexandria, Book III, Chap- 
ter 17— "The Filling of the Spirit." Also 
read Huss, Savanarola, Fenelon, George 
Fox. Bunyan, the Wesleys, Whitefield, 
John Fletcher, Christmas Evans, P. Cart- 
wright, C. G. Finney, Bray, A. B. Earle, D. 
L. Moody, D. Brainerd, J. Edwards. There 
is one book which gives the lives of these 
men and many other in a brief way and yet 
sets forth the highest and best in each. I 
do not know of a more helpful book to any 
minister or teacher, and especially to the 
Brethren. The title is, "Deeper Experiences 
of Famous Christians." The author is 
James Gilchrist Lawson, Evangelist. The 
book is published by Glad Tidings Publish- 
ing Co., 602 Lakeside Building, Chicago, 
Illinois. 

I confess there is no book that I set near- 
er the Bible than this. This is the state- 
ment of several others. 

May our suggestive motto for the year be, 
"Abide in Jesus." See how often Jesus 
urges this in the Gospel of John, Chapter 
15:1-15. Let us read this. The more we 
read this, the more we shall see the abso- 
lute necessity of abiding in Jesus Christ, our 
Lord, our King, our All and in all. 

See Romans 4:11. Dead . . . but alive. . . . 
Do we practice it? Again, "Be not drunk 
with wine, . . . but be filled with the Spirit." 
In accordance to the fulness within, so we 
express ourselves. Are we free to express 
ourselves for our Master ? May our fellow- 
ship more than ever be with the Father, 
and with his Son Jesus Christ. May the 
Holy Spirit our teacher and communicator, 
our guide and helper, be pleased with our 
yielded lives for the Master's service and 
mightily through us lift up Jesus before 
those with whom we come in contact this 
year and make us fruitful for him. 

In this field we are looking to the Lord 
to be used of him more this year than ever 
hitherto. We are weak and erring, but our 
Lord is mighty, and through him we can do 
all things for, he strengtheneth us. 

S. E. CHRISTIANSEN. 



REPORT OF THE ILLIOKOTA DISTRICT 

CONFERENCE HELD AT WATERLOO, 

IOWA, OCTOBER, 6, 7, 8, 1930 

(Continued from last week) 

1:30 P. M. 

Song service led by Rev. E. Forrest By- 
ers. The Women's Missionary Society offi- 
cers for the coming year were installed by 
Moderator S. M. Whetstone. 

The Sunday school hour was in charge of 
Mrs. F. A. Wisner of Waterloo who is the 
representative to the Iowa Council of Re,- 
ligious Education. 

A model Sunday school worship hour was 
conducted, built around a picture of the boy 
Jesus with the doctors in the temple. We 
as church workers must be about our Fath- 
er's business. Our music in the Sunday 
school must be sacred. Art of many kinds 



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can be used to bring the message of Christ 
to our Juniors. Have decision days in our 
Junior dtpartnient. The age of conversion 
has dropped. If we save our children be- 
fore thev are twelve years of age we will 
not have to pick them out of the pitfalls at 
seventeen or eighteen. Let's be intelligent 
Sunday school workers and use the methods 
which will obtain results. 

Brother C. H. Gnagey of Waterloo 
brought us an inspirational talk on Sunday 
school work. 

Why are Sunday schools important? To 
bring Christianity to a world that needs it. 
Our present day conditions of dense popu- 
lation need Christianity. The world will not 
be safe for Democracy until that Democ- 
racy is Christian. It is the job of the 
Church to teach religion, not the job of the 
public school. The lack of hoir.e influence is 
the greatest contribution to the criminal 
field today. The fact that the majority of 
our cnininals today are mere boys and girls 
is due to lack of home training and the 
proper influence in the home. 

Brother S. M. Whetstone brought a stir- 
ring message on the educational side of our 
Sunday schools. 

What we need in our .Sunday schools is 
greater leadership. Our vision is limited. 
We must have a desire or vision to accom- 
plish things for Christ. We need a larger 
and stronger faith. Our young people to- 
day do not understand the great principles 
ofthe Bible. We need a deeper con.secra- 
tion. If we will lead our children to the 
Sunday school they will reach the Father's 
home. Brother Whetstone also presented a 
brief outline of the budget and plans of the 
National Sunday School Association. 

Plans for the coming year were present- 
ed by the Womens' Missionai-y Society, the 
District Mission Board and the College 
Trustees. 

Final reports of committees and all final 
business of the Conference were disposed of 
at this time. 

Closing Session, Wednesday, October 8, 

7:30 P. M. 
Rev. C. H. Gnagey of Waterloo had 
charge of our evening song service and de- 
votional period. Special number by the 
Waterloo choir. Processional — Holy, Holy, 
Holy. Congregational singing, Responsive 
leading, foUow.ed by prayer. 

Anthem — I'm a Pilgrim and I'm a Stran- 
ger — Waterloo Choir. Two special numbers 
were rendered by Ernest Myers, Pleasant 
Grove church, Musical Saw; Martha Stray- 
er, Hudson, Iowa, Violin; Mrs. E. Forrest 
Hyers of Hudson, Iowa, Piano. 

Quartette — The Depths of the Riches of 
God — Male Quartette of Waterloo church. 

8:00 P. M.: Closing sermon of the con- 
ference brought by Rev. A. R. Staley of 
Dallas Center and Vice Moderator Elect. 

Te.\t from 2 Corinthians 6:14-15. "What 
concord hath Christ with Belial?" If the 
church is going to join the world what is 
the need for the world to join the church? 
Subject — Compromise. 
Christ's command was to "Come ye out 
and be ye separate." God Makes no com- 
promise with sin and neither can we if we 
are to do God's work. Holiness is one of 
the great out.standing things in God's word. 
Paul was willing to commit all to Christ. 
Jesus promised at the ascension that in 
carrying out the great commission his pres- 
ence' wonld be with them always. Matthew 
28:20. In Hebrews 13:6 Paul in his writings 
tells the Christians to so live and conduct 
their lives that they may say the Lord is 
their helper. It is not God's will that men 



sin. Adam and Eve were instructed as to 
their conduct in the garden but they dis- 
obeyed God and they were ejected from this 
paradise. As soon as we accept Christ, 
Satan steps in to carry us back to a life of 
sin. Satan is always putting obstacles in 
the way of the soul that would serve Christ. 
As long as we advance the Devil backs 
away, but the moment we stop, he advances. 
God needs you now, not tomorrow. Let us 
return to our homes with a strong resolve 
to make no compromise with sin. 

Conference closed with singing of "Blest 
Be the Tie that Binds" and the benediction. 
O. P. PRATHER, Secretary. 



REPORT OF RECEIPTS FOR HOME MIS- 
SIONS DURING DECEMBER, 1930 

Note — All amounts are for General Fund 

excepting those designated as follows: (K) 

Kentucky Fund, (E) Church Erection Fund. 

1st Br. Ch., Turlock, Cal. 
Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Heltman, Oak- 
land, Calif $ 25.00 

1st Br. Ch., Elkhart, Ind., cong. . . 100.00 

Ruble Garrison, Stockton, Cal 1.00 

1st Br. Ch., Ashland, Ohio 
Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Anspach, Ypsi- 
lanti, Mich 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. O. Ringler, Somer- 
set, Pa 2.50 

1st Br. Ch., New Troy, Mich. 

Sunday school 8.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Taber, Long 

Beach, Calif 50.00 

H. C. Hostettler & Family, Star 

Route, Oakland, Md 3.00 

H. C. Hostettler & Family, Star 

Route, Oakland, Md K 2.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Himiller, 

Washington C. H., Ohio 5.00 

1st Br. Ch., Portis, Kansas 

Mr. & Mrs. T. N. Gamer 100.00 

Rev. S. Lowman E 10.00 

G. H. Wolters 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. B. D. Thompson and 

Belle 3.00 

Mr. & Mrs. B. D. Thompson and 

Belle K 2.00 

Congregation 20.00 

Congregation K 2.50 

Sunday school 6.00 

Total $148.50 

Mrs. E. G. Goode, Harrisonburg, Va. 10.00 

A Member, Bellefontaine, Ohio . . . 3.00 

Riverside Institute, Lost Creek, Ky. 

Tyrol Noble K 5.00 

R. M. Hadden 5.00 

McKinley Campbell 5.00 

Bessie Hooks 5.00 

Congregation 1 1.70 

Total 31.70 

Alice B. Longaker, Long Beach, Cal. 5.00 

Alice B. Longaker, Long Beach . .K 5.00 
Total 10.00 

1st Br. Ch., Beaver City, Nebr. 

G. B. Seibert 15.00 

Mrs. Emma Atwood 5.00 

Anna Manley 5.00 

Total 25.00 

1st Br. Ch., Mexico, Ind. 

Congregation 43.06 

Congregation K 9.50 

Congregation E 5.50 

Total 58.06 

Mrs. Annie C. Martin, Waynes- 
boro, Pa 5.00 

1st Br. Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Mrs. W. G. Cans 10.00 

Rev. Claud Studebaker 5.00 

Mr. Edw. Sefton 5.50 

Mr. S. N. Wilcox 5.00 

Mr. E. C. Wilcox 10.00 

Mrs. John A. Rishel 5.00 



Mr. & Mrs. J. Burner 

Congregation 7 

Total 120.00 

Middlebranch Br. Ch., Middlebranch, 0. 

E. S. Correll 1 

Mary Hooks, Mosgrove, Pa K 

Mrs. J. Y. Hooks, Mosgrove Pa. K 
Mr. & Mrs. James D. Price, Tucson, 

Arizona 

Miamisburg Br. Ch., Miamisburg, 0. 

Congregation K 

1st Br. Ch., New Paris, Indiana 

Congregation 1 

Williamstown Br. Ch., Williamstown, 0. 

Mrs. Melinda Thomas 

Rev. Conard Sandy 

Congregation K 

Total 15.85 

1st Br. Ch., Ardmore, Indiana 

Congregation 2 

T. C. Lyon & Family, Elmhurst, 111. 5 
M. Alice Ward, Del Mar, Calif. . . . 
1st Br. Ch., Muncie, Indiana 

Mrs. Susie Garrett 

Mrs. E. W. Garrett 

Mrs. Maude Cross 

Mrs. Hamilton & Mrs. Arthur. . 

Anonymous 

Church Offering i 

Total 34.25 

Arthur Baer, Muncie, Indiana .... 
Mrs. S. J. Davis, Altoona, Pa. ... 1 
Mrs. Irene Sollenberger, Altoona, 

Pa 

2nd Br. Ch., Johnstown, Pa. 

Mrs. John Griffith 

Rev. Geo. Jones 

General Offering 

Total 16.31 

Jane Letcher, Wells Creek, Pa. . . K 
1st Br. Ch., New Lebanon, Ohio 

Dora Conover 

W. M. S : 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. Kinzie 

Rev. L. V. King & Family " 

John C. Eck 

Susie Vaniman 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Weaver 

Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Dafler 

M. M. Hoover & Family : 

Miscellaneous < 

Total 109.14 

3rd Br. Ch., Johnstown, Pa. 

H. H. Link 

Geo. Benshoff, family & sister . . I 

Catherine Benshoff 

Beginners' Class 

■ Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Benshoff 

Mrs. Clara Smith 

Mrs. E. J. Burkhart 

Wm. Keif er 

Catherine Keifer ' 

C. L. Figart 

Anna Mae Hickman 

L. S. Stutzman 

Mr. & Mrs. Jas. Cai-then 

Rev. & Mrs. J. L. Gingrich 

Sara Stutzman 

Mr. & Mrs. D. W. Wagner 

Merle Wagner 

Leslie Stutzman 

D. F. Benshoff 

Cash 

Total 112.50 

Co-Operative Br. Ch., Columbus, O. 

Congregation 

Center Chapel Br. Ch., Peru, Ind. 

Mrs. Geo. Huddleson 

Mrs. H. G. Hoy, Berlin, Pa : 

1st Br. Ch., Martinsburg, Pa. 

Mrs. Clare Hagey, Detroit, Mich. 

Mrs. Sara Snider 

Mrs. H. K. Replogle 

W. M. S 



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Rose Circle S. S. Class 

Ladies' Bible Class 

Ever Faithful Class 

Mrs. S. L. Wisler 

Mrs. J. Lj, Hampton 

Mrs. Mary E. Klepser 

Mrs. J. E. Dilling 

D. M. Klepser 

Loose Offering 

Loose Offering K 

rotal 109.00 

; Br. Ch., Milledgeville, 111. 

Mrs. Ethel Straka K 

3eo. E. Cone & Family : . . 

Mr. & fe. J. E. Miller 

Ladies' Aid K 

Mable Schilling 

fVlice Livengood 

Fannie Walker 

Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Miller 

Dessie Hanna 

Samuel Livengood 

Madden Crouse 

Welcome Class No. 3 

Prof. Ward P. Beard K 

Prof. Ward P. Beard 

Lioyal Daughters' Class No. 4 . . 

joose Offering 

Loose Offering K" 

rotal 138.15 

i Br. Ch., Dallas Center, Iowa 

Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Row 

;v. M. S 

ar. & Mrs. E. B. Robinson 

r. W. Herr 

tfr. & Mrs. Conrad Greif 

VIr. & Mrs. D. F. Hoover 

Vlrs. H. Randall 

V[r. & Mrs. Noah Hawbaker . . . 

Lioose Offering 

rotal . . . . r 59.75 

rleton Br. Ch., Carleton, Nebr. 

H.- A. Lichty 

rleton, Br. Ch., Garwin, Iowa 

VIrs. Fetter Hall 

I!ongregation 

rotal 10.56 

ush Valley Br. Ch., Kittanning, Pa. 

Eva B. Williams 

Eva B. Williams K 

rotal $10.00 

ckie C. Smith, R. F. D. No. 1, 

Bedford, Pa 

; Br. Ch., Krypton, Kentucky 

k. C. Whitaker & Wife E 

Elizabeth Bates 

Bertha Combs K 

3eneral Offering 

Lyda Carter 

jyda Carter K 

Frank Gehman 

rotal 32.33 

lurertown Br. Ch., Maurertown, Va. 

vongregation 

Dm a Sister in Spokane, Wash. . . 
a E. Schwartz, 227 Noreg Place, 

Brooklawn, N. J E 

dn Street Br. Ch., Meyersdale, Pa. 

3erean Class 

ilmma dinger E 

iate dinger E 

Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Honk 

iVoman's Missionary Society . . . 

jOose Offering 

fotal 73.40 

Br. Ch., Rittman, Ohio 

Vndrew Blatter , 

V. C. Moine 

At. & Mrs. Fred Blatter 

ilr. & Mrs. A. S. Petit 

'riscilla Bruny 

,/[rs. D. W. Brenneman K 

V. Kime 

P. Hatfield K 



5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
35.00 
9.00 



10.20 

10.00 

10.00 

10.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

2.50 

2.50 

5.00 

46.95 

1.00 



10.00 
5.00 
5.00 
3.00 
5.00 
5.00 
3.00 
5.00 

18.75 



5.00 

5.00 
5.56 



5.00 
5.00 



10.00 

2.00 
5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.50 
7.50 
8.33 



152.22 
1.00 

5.00 

5.00 
10.00 
10.00 

5.00 
10.00 
28.40 



1.25 
5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
1.00 
5.00 
.50 
1.00 



Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Moine 3.00 

Lloyd Hoover -. 1.00 

Mrs. H. B. Houck 5.00 

E. B. Niswonger 1.50 

fe. O. Frank 2.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. C. Brickel 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Hoover 1.00 

Loose Offering 8.50 

Total 43.75 

1st Br. Ch., Dayton, Ohio 

W. M. S 25.00 

L. F. & DoUie Burkett 50.00 

R. D. Barnard 25.00 

Roy C. Kinsey & Family 25.00 

Home Builders' Class 25.00 

Golden Rule Bible Class 17.50 

Dr. E. W. Longnecker & Wife E 11.00 

Dr. E. W. Longnecker & Wife . 5.00 

Mrs. Belle M. Ewing 5.00 

Mrs. Belle M. Ewing E 5.00 

Mrs. Belle M. Ewing K 5.00 

Perry Bowman 12.50 

Mrs. Edith Kem 10.00 

Blanche Hamburger & Daughter 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy A. Patterson . . 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. G. W. Brumbaugh . . 5.00 

Mrs. Emma BovTman 5.00 

L. E. Forsyth 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. Wogaman . . 5.00 

A. C. Smith & Family E 5.00 

Mrs. C. W. Abbott— for Erythian 

Bible Class 5.00 

E. A. Reinhart 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Moist E 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Howard Bolender . . . 2.50 

Mr. & Mrs. Howard Bolender E 2.50 

Sunday school 32.00 

Junior C. E K 5.00 

Roy & Lydia Macher - 3.00 

Elizabeth Campbell 3.00 

Geo. W. Snell 2.50 

W. A. Gearhart 2.00 

Loose Offering 21.50 

Total 355.00 

1st Br. Ch., BerKn, Pa. 

A. B. Cober 5.00 

F. H. Meyers 5.00 

Mrs. E. S. Kimmel 5.00 

Minnie E. Dickey 5.00 

Fred F. Piatt 5.00 

Mary J. Meyers 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Glessner 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. M. O. Barkley 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. M. Cober 5.00 

Mrs. Harry Shultz 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Musser 5.00 

Mrs. C. P. Baer 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. D. C. White 5.00 

Loose Offering 71.25 

Total 136.25 

Olive Bayles, R. F. D. No. 1, Chili, 

Indiana 3.00 

Mr. & Mrs. N. J. Buckland, Oak- 
land, Calif 10.00 

1st Br. Ch., New Paris, Ind 1.00 

Fairhaven Br. Ch., West Salem, O. 

Mrs. James Crawford 5.00 

Mrs. Julia Sechrist 5.00 

W. C. Martin 5.00 

Loose Offering 22.14 

Total 37.14 

1st Br. Ch., Oak Hill, W. Va. 

Dr. H. A. Duncan 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Simpson 10.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Freeman Ankrum . . 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Rosser Miller 5.00 

Loose Offering 18.00 

Loose Offering E 2.00 

Total : 50.00 

1st Br. Ch., Uniontovsm, Pa. 

Mrs. Matilda Antram 5.00 

Mrs. Matilda Antram K 10.00 

Mrs. Matilda Antram E 5.00 

Mrs. J. H. Thompson 5.00 



Mrs. Cora Stacy 5.00 

Miss Mary Stacy 5.00 

Mrs. Mollie Griffin 5.00 

Loyal Women's Class 5.00 

Mrs. Idella Walters 1.00 

Mr. Dawasky 1.00 

Elizabeth Moser 1.50 

Loose Offering 11.50 

Total 60.00 

E. A. Myer, Flora, Indiana 5.00 

W. M. S. Society, Wooster, Ohio . . 10.00 

M. M. Punkhouser, Strasburg, Va.. 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. Chas. F. Schwab, Hat- 

boro. Pa 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs; Banner H. Bush, Belle- 

fontaine, Ohio 5.00 

1st Br. Ch., Carleton, Nebr 12.50 

Alice Garber, Anga & Emma Gar- 

ber, Leon, Iowa 13.00 

Loree Br. Ch., Loree, Indiana .... 40.55 

Mrs. Frank Wood, Eaton, Indiana 1.50 
Mr. & Mrs. Harvey J. Schrock, 

Elkhart, Indiana '5.00 

Mrs. Bessie Suman, Fairplay, Md. 5.00 
Yellow Creek Br. Ch., Hopewell, Pa. 

Sunday school 6.00 

First Br. Ch., Warsaw, Ind 57.83 

1st Br. Ch., N. Manchester, Ind. 

Rev. J. R. Schutz 8.00 

Miss Grace Ebbinghouse 5.00 

Walter Loucks 10.00 

Ezra Frantz 5.00 

J. W. Dewey 5.00 

E. Jay Hippensteel 5.00 

J. K. Latzenhiser 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Reed 5.00' 

Union Ohmart 5.00 

Loose Offering 73.29 

Total 126.29 

1st Br. Ch., Masontown, Pa. 

R. A. Swartzwelter 10.00 

Mrs. C. L. Sangston 5.00 

Mrs. Amanda Griffith 5.00 

Mrs. Emma Keener E 5.00 

Mrs. G. W. Honsaker 30.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Johnson 5.00 

Miss Melvina Williard .50 

Loose Offering 12.50 

Loose Offering E 2.00 

Total 75.00 

1st Br. Ch., College Corner, Ind. 

Tried & Ti-ue Class 25.00 

Loose Offering 31.40 

Total 56.40 

1st Br. Ch., Lanark, Ills. 

Builders' Class 5.00 

Mrs. Fanny E. Flickinger 1.00 

Mrs. Fanny E. Flickinger . . . K 2.00 

Mrs. Fanny E. Flickinger E 2.00 

R. M. Flickinger 5.00 

George Garber K 35.00 

Rev. & Mrs. C. C. Grisso 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Greenawalt . . . 5.00 

Emma Hinkel Estate 50.00 

G. C. Lamp 5.00 

Mrs. Rilla Lower 15.00 

Mrs. Sadie Puterbaugh K 25.00 

Mrs. Sadie Puterbaugh E 25.00 

H. B. Puterbaugh K 25.00 

Spencer Peterman 5.00 

Mrs. Florence Truman K 25.00 

Mrs. Florence Truman E 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Earl.Wilkins 5.00 

United Workers' Class 11.00 

■ Miscellaneous 24.10 

Miscellaneous K 2.50 

Miscellaneous E 1.00 

Total 303.60 

1st Br. Ch., South Bend, Ind. 

Mr. & Mrs. M. V. Batchel 5.00 

B. H. Baxter 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. S. Jackson 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. N. V. Leatherman . . 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Stickler 5.00 



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4.00 
3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.50 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
6.10 

Total T 55.60 

R. PAUL MILLER, Secretary-Treasurer, 
The Missionary Board of the Brethren 
Church, Berne, Indiana. 

(To be continued) 



Miss Eva Whitmer 

Charles Hultgren 

Maude Wingard 

Mr. & Mrs. T. J. Foraker 

Miss Lillie Jester 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cover 

Mrs. Byron Christian 

O. Ringer 

Mrs. Luella C. Kebert . . . 

Miss Lillie Garwood 

Mrs. Edith Kilmer 

Mrs. Alma Cissne 

J. C. Bums 

Mrs. Flora Snider 

Loose Offering 



He who thinks only of himself has his 
train of thought on a sidetrack. 

The best way is to follow Christ, who is 
the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 



BIBLES STILL NEEDED 

(Continued from page 2) 
to do is peddle Bibles. I never saw one and 
I don't need one." 

"By the looks of things you haven't got- 
ten very far without the Bible," said the col- 
porteur. "Why not give it a try?" This 
friendly and completely disarming answer 
permitted the colporteur to tell him about 
God and to read from the New Testament. 
Finally the man said: "Mister, that there 
Book sure sounds good to me. I'll take 
back what I said and if your price ain't too 
high I'll buy it." When told it could be had 
for five cents he insisted on paying ten. 

Two weeks later the colporteur decided 
to make another call on this man and was 
gladly received. They sat and talked about 
the teachings of Jesus for the man had 
faithfully read his Testament. He told the 
colporteur that he had made up his mind 
"to get a steady job, cut out the booze and 



live like a human ort to live." He thanked 
the colporteur for calling and said that in, 
20 years no one, had taken any interest in i 
helping him to be a better man. I 

American Bible Society, Bible House,! 

Astor Place, New York City. j 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



LYDIA, MARYLAND 

At our business meeting just held, the' 
congregation asked the pastor to conduct 
the third consecutive evangelistic campaign 
in this pastorate. However I was given 
permission to exchange meetings with some) 
other pastor if possible to do so. 

If there is a pastor within reach of St 
James, who would be willing to make ai 
exchange of meetings I should be glad U 
correspond with him. 

Address W. S. BAKER, 
Lydia Maryland. 



Sunduy .ScJiool Notes 

(Continued from page 11) 

clean. John's baptism was immersion in 
the waters of the Jordan and may have been 
suggested by the Jewish rite practiced by 
converts to Judaism. These proselytes, as 
they were called, were compelled to plunge, 
or immerse, themselves in water immediate- 
ly following their (adult) circumcision. It 
has been suggested by some that John's bap- 
tism implied that the whole Jewish nation 
was disfranchised and had to be re-admitted 
into the spiritual Israel by the same cere- 
mony by which members of heathen nations 
were admitted. Christian baptism, however, 
is not dependent of this course, but on our 
Lord's teaching and command and the prac- 
tice of the Apostles. The principal passages 
in the New Testament, in which baptism is 
described, are as follows: Matt. 28:18-20; 
Mark 16:16; John 3:5t Acts 2:38; 8:12, 16, 
38-39; 10:47-48; 19:1-5; 22:16; Rom. 6:4; 
1 Cor. 1:14-16; 6:11; Eph. 4:26; Col. 2:12; 
Heb. 10:22, 23. Briefly stated, Christian bap- 
tism, as Brethren people understand it, is 
triune immersion, forward action, once into 
thu name of each member of the Trinity, 
for the remission of sins, and it is invar- 
iably followed by the laying on of hands 
and prayer for the reception of the Holy 
Spirit. 

Preparation for the Messiah 
All his preaching and baptising was in 
preparation for the coming of the Messiah. 
That was the one purpose of his life and 
he never lost sight of it. In the mountain 
regions, the washing of the hillsides by the 
winter rains destroys each year a large por- 
tion of the best laid roads. In the desert 
regions the shifting sands, and in the more 
fertile regions the abundant growth of 
weeds and shrubbery, make Eastern roads 
well nigh impassable, unless care is exer- 
cised for their frequent and special clear- 
ing. In many parts of t"he East the ancient 
roads were prepared or repaired only at the 
special call of the king, or for his special 
service on an exceptional occasion. So the 
hearts of God's people had become over- 
grown with worldliness and their eyes 
blinded by self-righteousness and their ears 
were deaf to the divine voice, and there was 
need of a preparation that they might be 
made ready to receive their promised Mes- 
siah. That was John's mission. 



To All Brethren Ministers o{ Ohio 

Both of the Church of the Brethren and the Brethren Church 



We are calling your attention to a 
two-fold event of unusual importance. 
It is the annual Ohio Pastors' Con- 
vention and the Interdenominational 
Fellowship Luncheon and meeting of 
the ministers of the two branches of 
the Dunker fraternity. 

The date of the Ohio Pastors' Con- 
vention is January 19 to 22, and we 
are glad to say that the tentative pro- 
gram promises a spiritual treat of 
rare interest and helpfulness. We 
must be frank to say that last year's 
convention did not seem to some of us 
to be as inspiring and practical as on 
previous years. But this year, in re- 
sponse to demand, we have offered us 
a program that excels all previous 
ones in real helpfulness, built, as it 
is, around the general theme: "The 
Technique of an Efficient Minister." It 
deals with the minister as pastor, as 
pulpit man, as educator, as leader of 
worship, as reformer, as administrator 
and as student of affairs (exemplified 
in Jeremiah). Some of the outstand- 
ing speakers are Daniel A. Poling, 
John Timothy Stone, Merton S. Rice, 
Frederick B. Fisher, Bishop Edgar 
Blake, and others of equal prominence. 
This convention offers extraordinary 
opportunities of gaining inspiration 
and instruction from men who are 
among the country's most trusted, 
most spiritual and most successful 
ministers of the Gospel. 

The date of the Interdenominational 
Luncheon and meeting of the Church 
of the Brethren and Brethren Church 
ministers is Thursday noon, January 
22, and this has been the biggest draw- 
ing card to Brethren ministers of any 
phase of the Pastors' Convention. It 
promises to be of unusual importance 
this year. Besides the luncheon, a 
program is being arranged that will 
continue throughout the afternoon, 
during which there will be not only 
special addresses, but an open forum 
on the reunion of Dunker forces. 



HEADQUARTERS AT HOTEL CO- 
LUMBUS 
The Brethren Luncheon and Meet- 
ing vidll be held at Hotel Columbus, 
just two blocks north of Memorial 
Hall, where the Convention is to be 
held, and this hotel on the corner of 
Long and Fifth streets will be Breth- 
ren Headquarters. We advise you to 
put up here. It is the best hotel at 
the most reasonable prices that we 
were able to locate in the city. We 
feel the more confidence in recom- 
mending it because its new manager, 
John W. Welch, is well known to many 
of our ministers as the efficient man- 
ager of Winona and Westminster Ho- 
tels at Winona Lake, Indiana. Select 
the kind of room you want and write 
Mr. Welch for resei-vations, and for 
your convenience, here is some further 
information about the hotel: 

HOTEL COLUMBUS 

(Brethren Headquarters) 

Two short blocks north of Broad 
on Fifth. Corner Long and Fifth 
Streets. Fireproof. 200 rooms. Run- 
ning water, telephone in all rooms. 
Single rooms, $1.00, $1.50, *$2.00, 
*$2.50. Double— $2.00, $2.50, *$3.00, 
*$3.50. The best hotel in the city for 
the price. Dining room and Coffee 
Shop. Fireproof garage next door — 
Storage, 50c. John W. Welch, Man- 
ager. 

We hope to see a large number of 
you at Columbus on January 19-22 for 
the Pastors' Convention and especially 
on Thursday noon, January 22, for the 
Dunker Luncheon and meeting. As 
the disciples were all together in one 
place in Jerusalem, so may we be all 
together in one place in Hotel Colum- 
bus, in the capital city of Ohio, on the 
above dates. We are your servants. 
The Fellowship Luncheon Committee, 
Geo. S. Baer, Chairman, 
J. Perry Prather, Secretary. 



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Mrs. Herman Varner, Oct.-3Ch;31 
Conemaugh, Pa. 
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Signs of the Times 



by 
Alva J. McClain 



\{jS Vacation Last Week 

Decided some time ago that all loose ends 
of work would be cleaned up during the two 
weeks of Christmas vacation, but discovered 
by the middle of the second week it couldn't 
be done, so left the rest undone and drove 
south to visit friends in the vicinity of Day- 
ton. Some of our most prized friendships 
were formed here 1915 to 1918 while at- 
tending Xenia Theological Seminary and 
pastoring the churches at Bear Creek, Salem 
and Miamisburg. No matter how hard the 
times are, hospitality dowm here never fail- 
eth and there is always fried chicken for 
the preacher. 

We made our headquarters at the Wilson 
King home near West Alexanldia and found 
opportunity to visit a few others — the 
Murrs, the Millers, the Beeghleys, the Teet- 
ers, and friends in Xenia. But the time was 
too limited to see others we wanted to greet. 
Brother Barnard, pastor of the Dayton 
church, asked me to preach Sunday morn- 
ing and there we greeted many friends. 

The passing of the years brings many 
changes — the world passeth away — but the 
fellowship of those who confess Jesus as 
Lord and Savior remains the same. Mother 
King, one of God's choicest saints, is not in 
the best of health. Let the believers who 
read this unite in prayer for her. God is 
able to do exceeding abundantly above all 
that we ask or think. 

Because of our absence from Ashland, 
the "Signs of the Times" department was 
omitted from last week's paper. 



J HE Gloomy Scientists 

It was not my privilege to attend the re- 
markable meeting held in Cleveland last 
week, although I had fully expected to at- 
tend some of the sessions if possible. So, 
as Will Rogers would say, all I know is 
what I read in the papers and what my 
friends tell me. However, allowing gener- 
ously for lop-sided reports, it may be said 
with assurance that not all the scientific 
prophets were agreed as to the future. Some 
find the outlook rather gloomy. One man, 
commenting on the various speeches, said 
that in spots they reminded him of the Book 
of Revelation. 

Dr. Kidders, an important authority, 
speaking before the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science, said that 
our present civilization will collapse and 
another race will succeed us. He bases this 
prediction on a scientific study of the his- 
tory of human civilization, and having 
plotted the civilization curve he finds that 
we are nearing the danger point right now. 

Dr. White of the University of Michigan, 
speaking before the American Anthropolo- 
gical Association, said that the social or- 
der of the industrial work is beginning to 
disintegrate; that the margin upon which 
capitalism has been operating is rapidly 
diminishing, and that collapse is inevitable; 
that "any one who has any vision and grasp 
of cultural processes must realize that war 
is not only likely but even imminent," that 
capitalism produces war and "war will even- 
tually destroy the system that promotes it"; 



that capitalism will soon be "fighting for its 
life" and will be destroyed. 

Professor Calvin B. Hoover of Duke Uni- 
versity, speaking before the American Eco- 
nomic Association, declared that capitalism 
and Communism cannot exist in the same 
world together and that the survival of the 
Soviet through the next two or three years 
spelled the beginning within a decade of a 
desperate conflict." 

Space will not permit further quotations. 



known that conditions were not so good, b 
this man spoke as a veritable prophet 
doom. If I had any money, I would not sle 
well tonight. 



I T Makes a Difference Who Speaks 

It should be kept in mind that the gentle- 
men quoted above are scientists, not theolo- 
gians. And although they may disagree as 
to details, they are agreed the world is 
moving toward an unparalleled catastrophe 
and that in the imm.ediate future. 

Now this is nothing new to the intelligent 
Christian. For some years careful Bible 
students have been predicting the approach 
of such a catastrophe involving the break 
down of civilization. But, of course they are 
not scientists and not much attention is paid 
to their warnings. For the most part, they 
were put dowTi as obscurantist opinions 
with no basis in fact. 

However, we cannot afford to be sensitive 
about this state of affairs. Truth is truth, 
no matter who utters it. And if the world 
will hear the warning better from the lips 
of the scientists, we should thank God for 
the scientists. The main thing is to sound 
the alarm. Perhaps it will even awaken 
some of the preachers and theologians. The 
rather ominous thing is that the world, would 
rather get its prophecy from the lips of men 
than from the Word of God. 



|i,VEN over the Radio 

■ The writingof this material was inter- 
rupted by the call to luncheon, and after- 
wards I switched on the radio to see wheth- 
er I could find something cheerful. Aside 
from jazz music, which is one of the saddest 
things in modem human existence, I could 
find nothing but the League for Industrial 
Democracy broadcasting from a meeting in 
New York City. After getting off a couple 
of rather good jokes, the chairman intro- 
duced Dr. John H. Gray as an authority of 
some note and former President of the 
American Economic Association. I decided 
to listen, being not wholly destitute of the 
scientific interest. 

From Dr. Gray I learned many things: 
that the shrinkage in values during the late 
financial crash was in the neighborhood of 
forty billion dollars, and that this amount 
passed from the hands of the poor and mid- 
dle classes into the pockets of the very rich : 
that the ruling economic interests in every 
age control the government: that the big 
business and financial interests control our 
own government, and that its leaders are 
steadily growing more ignorant as the com- 
plexity of the task increases: that our for- 
eign loans and investments have entangled 
the United States in foreign affairs more 
than political membership in a thousand 
Leagues of Nations: that capitalism has 
passed its high-water mark of efficiency, 
will never again function as well as in the 
past, and will come to a complete end, but 
we must suffer a great deal more from it 
before the end comes. 

It was a most remarkable speech, deliv- 
ered with all the authority of a Moses late- 
ly descended from the mount of economic 
learning. As an amateur in this field, I had 



A MORE Cheerful Prophet 

After listening to Dr. Gray I was so t 
pressed that I read my Bible for a whi 
coming at last to a very comforting passa 
in Isaiah: 

"For, behold, I create new heavens a 
a new earth: and the former things sh 
not be remembered, nor come into mind. . 
And they shall build houses, and inhal 
them; and they shall plant vineyards, a 
eat the fruit of them. They shall not bui 
and another inhabit; they shall not pla 
and another eat . . . They shall not lal 
in vain, nor bring forth for trouble. 
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all 
holy mountain." (65:17-25) 

Not all in the Bible is so cheerful, 
prophets of the Old Testament predict so)' 
gloomy times ahead for the world, 
thei'e is always light in the midst of da: 
ness. The night surely cometh, but beyci 
the night is the morning bright with 
glory of a redeemed society, a righteous 
cial order, a new humanity, under the g( 
emment of One who is perfect in wisdc 
justice and mercy. And best of all, 
coming of the morning is certain. 

No man in his right senses will scoff 
the service rendered the world by efforts 
true scientists. They have improved mi 
phases of human life amazingly, and dou 
less will continue to do so. But mark w 
there is one thing science cannot do. It c 
not guarantee the stability of its own wi 
in human Ufe. It cannot prevent man fr 
pulling down the temple, so laboriou 
erected by science, upon his owti head 
the ruin of civilization. Man has more tl 
once destroyed his own work. These cri 
the anthropologists have noticed, call 
them cycles of ci\dlization. Judging fl 
the past, which is all science knows ab 
human destiny, there is no reason to s 
pose that the rise and ruin of civilizat, 
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IN THIS NUMBER 

The Plea of the Publishing House 

Again — Editor, 

Editorial Review, 

Publication Day, January 25th — J. 

C. Beal, 

The Why of the Publishing House — 

A. D. Gnagey, 

Pay Off the Indebtedness — C. L. 

Anspach 

Making Bricks V/ithout Straw — Dyoll 

Belote, 

The Fullest Cooperation Desired — 

W. S. Bell 

"Is There Not. Some One?"— C. A. 

Bame 

Studies in the Scriptures — C. F. 

Yoder 

The Family Altar— T. C. Lyon 

Winning the Children for Christ — D. 

P. Thomson, 

Editor's Notes on the S. S. Lesson, 
Christian Endeavor Week — E. M. ' 

Riddle, ' 

Tithers of the C. E., Attention— H. 

W. Koontz ' 

Financial Secretary's Report — Gladys 

Spice 

News from the Field, l 



GEORGE S. BAER 
Editor 

R. R. TEETER 
Business Manager 

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The Plea of the Publishing House Again 



rhe Publishing House is again presenting its plea to the broth- 
lood for the offering authorized by General Conference. That 
sring is called for to help pay the purchase price on the build- 
• in which the church's printing plant is operating. The church 
! owned that building now more than eleven years and during 
it time interest has been paid each year on the money borrowed 
purchase it. If some one, or if a number of persons, had given 
! church the cash at the time, you can see that a lot of interest 
ney could have been saved and that might have been turned into 
proved equipment or improved publications. But no one did, and 
bad to be bought on faith — faith that the whole membership of 
: church would go together and make up the required amount. 
at faith was based on the pledge of Conference that our people 
uld do that very thing, but to date that faith has been only 
rtially fulfilled. We do not sa,y it was unjustified, but some 
/e been slow in making good, and we are still paying interest on 
I unpaid amount of that debt. To get that amount has been the 
rpose of these offerings from year to year, and that is the pur- 
se of our appeal this year. 

Ne do not intend to argue the responsibility for meeting this 
)t. It seems to us too clear a case to need argument. People 
not need to be convinced of their responsibility for meeting their 
n obligations — for paying their own debts. The church pur- 
Lsed a building in order to have an adequate publishing house 
which to make its denominational literature, and the church 
st pay the price agreed upon, and every member of the church 
ires in the responsibility, for that debt. 

pat is our simple story, so often told that many of our readers 
pw it by heart. But it m.ust be repeated, for we are always get- 
g some new members each year who need to hear it, others seem 
(have gotten a very vague, indefinite conception of the need, and 
il othrs seem quickly to forget. So, as with every general inter- 
I of the brotherhood, the story of our needs must be told over 
1 over again. Whether the story com.es to you as an old, famil- 
i one, or whether you seem not to have heard it before, we hope 
1 will give it your courteous and sympathetic attention. We 
,ne to you with this appeal because it is a part of the commission 
I have placed in our hands. This paper is to speak the voice and 
ims of the church to its members. We hope you will receive 
'• statement and appeal as you would that of a faithful and 
isted steward. We have told many times and in many ways of 
I needs of the Publishing House, but we do not grow weary, 
[ rather continue to importune, because the needs continue to be 
net and the problems continue an unsolved, ever-present reality. 
I hope that with this new telling the plea may come to you with 
ftrange newness of urgency and that the need may be made to 
lit upon your heart with a fresh sense of responsibility. 

; WHAT SOME OF OUR MEN HAVE SAID 

[i. goodly number of our leaders are beginning to awaken to the 
ids of our Publishing House, but some have been cognizant of 
|se needs for some time, and it may be of interest to refresh our 
'rnories concerning what some of them have said. We call up 
!. more freely what some of our men have said because they 
j'e not weakened in their conviction in any particular, but have 
treased their interest and concern for the Publishing House. 
i)ean J. Allen Miller said in 1922, "Of all the institutions of the 
rch there is none that serves the WHOLE CHURCH so con- 
lously and efficiently as the Publishing House. Every week of 
year, yes, one may with much truth say, every day of the year, 
ay iq the church are being served by the press. Of all the in- 
utions of the church we have done the least for the PUBLISH- 
iJ HOUSE." 

Sr. Charles A. Bame said in 1922 in a Bicentenary Movement 
isage: "Propaganda is what we need to stress. We need bril- 
it treatises on the peculiar doctrines of the church; we need 



books setting forth our place of prominence and originality along- 
right lines; we need to herald it to the world, and thus we need to. 
stop the outflow of interest money into rich men's pockets and 
speed the inflow into just such propaganda." 

Dr. R. R. Teeter in 1923 wrote: "A good publishing house is as 
necessary to the progress of the church in thesS modern times as 
a college or a missionary society. But a good publishing house 
cannot be established without the aid of capital, and about the only 
place one can consistently look for the capital is to the people or 
the church the house serves. We can make it possible for the 
Brethren Publishing Company to serve the Brethren church suc- 
cessfully only when we INVEST sufficient capital in it to equip it 
adequately to the needs of the church." 

Dr. A. D. Gnagey, appealing in 1923 for an endowed church paper, 
said: "The church paper is not a business institution. Its mission 
is to publish and disseminate news and enlighten and encourage 
the church. Its aim is to enter the best families of the denomina- 
tion and to unite them in enthusiastic devotion in the things that 
pertain to the extension of the kingdom of Jesus Christ. It does 
not pay in dollars and cents. But it does pay immensely in the 
larger activity and the encouraged devotion of the people of the 
church. For this reason it is just as proper that men and women 
of means in the church should assist in endowing the church paper 
as they do in endowing colleges and seminaries." But he con- 
cluded that now the Brethren Evangelist was "not asking for en- 
dowment. But it is asking, that on the coming Publication Day 
the friends of the Publishing House will respond liberally to the. 
appeal and place the publishing business on a financial basis where, 
it can take care of itself." 

In 1923 Dr. E. E. Jacobs, president of Ashland College, wrote: 
"Living in Ashland as I have for nearly twenty years and having- 
had an opportunity to obser</e the Publishing House and making; 
use of its services almost weekly for this extended period, I ven- 
ture to say that it gives the church not only a service away be- 
yond any legitimate demand that could be made of a commercial 
entherprise thus equipped, but moreover a service upon which de- 
pends much of the vitality and efficiency of all the other interests 
of the church." 

The year following we find this testimony in an article written 
by Dr. Jacobs: "I regard therefore the work of our Publishing 
House as second in importance to no other interest in the church, 
for from it flows streams which tend to unify us, make us think 
common thoughts and give us common ideals." 

Dr. W. S. Bell, for many years a member of the Publication 
Board and for a period of years its president, declared in 1924: 
"The Publishing interests are second to none in the church. What 
would we do vsdthout the Evangelist and the Sunday school litera- 
ture? This is the most important agency of the church and we 
owe it our best support." 

Dr. C. L. Anspach, Vice-President of the Publication Board, 
wrote in 1924: "I know of no agency in the church that can do 
more to hold our denomination together than The Brethren Evange- 
list and the other church publications. . . . Again our Publishing 
House is the one agency that is serving the church well, not only 
in its power to mold Brethren thought, but through its power of 
holding isolated members." 

Again in 1925 Dr. Bell declared: "One of the greatest agencies: 
in our age to voice God's message, to evangelize, unify and edu- 
cate, is the press. To cripple and hinder the work of our publish- 
ing interests is suicide." 

Dr. C. F. Yoder, missionary, educator and a former editor of The 
Brethren Evangelist, said in 1925: "The Publishing House is a 
lighthouse for the church. It is a community house for the broth- 
erhood. It is a filling station for pilgrim travelers. It is a clear- 
ing house for the thinkers and a rest house for the weary. It has 



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JANUARY 17, 1931 



made a record that compels confidence and asks very modestly only 
what it should be a pleasure to give." 

George F. Kern, Dayton banker and former member of the Pub- 
lication Board, wrote in 1925: "One of the most essential things 
for a church to have next to that of an educated ministry is that 
of a virile, well edited and spiritual church literature. ... We have 
an editorial staff serving us capably and devotedly, . . . Now the 
church at large owes quite a debt to our publishing interests. . . . 
What better thing could we plan to do by means of our Publica- 
tion Day offerings than to pay off the debt on the building so that 
the full income therefrom could go each year to augment the "use- 
fulness of our church literature?" 

Rev. Robert F. Porte, a former member of the Publication Board, 
wrote in 1926 this positive statement and appeal: "It is unthink- 
able that we should do without the printed page. The church with- 
out a successful publishing house is a slow growing church. The 
press is the agent of progress and development and whoever has 
anything worth teaching to the world must turn to the service of 
the press. ... I wish to appeal to our people for a friendly attitude 
toward our Publishing Company. ... It is an asset and not a lia- 
bility. The removal of the debt will simply mean that profits now 
spent for interest will be spent for the good of the Brethren church. 
The sooner you pay the debt on your Publishing House, the sooner 
the Publishing House will be able to pay a liberal dividend back to 
your church." 

Brother A. B. Cover gave this enthusiastic word of appreciation 
in 1926: "We as members of the Brethren church, enjoy and ap- 
preciate the excellent contribution the Publishing Company is con- 
stantly making to the successful development of our church. In 
every department of our work we are aided by the printed matter 
from our publishers. The plant has grown from a struggling little 
affair to the present well equipped and adequately housed Breth- 
ren Publishing Company. We are proud of the achievement. Our 
literature is constantly improving and has reached the place where 
it compares favorably with that of larger denominations. . . . May 
we take as seriously this debt as though it wer'e personal. In a 
real sense it is, for the Publishing Company is OURS." 

Brother Quinter M. Lyon, for seven years the faithful Sunday 
School Editor, added in 1927 his witness to the importance of a 
debt-free publishing house in these words: "If the Publishing Com- 
pany owned the building in which it operates one great handicap 
would be removed. The money that goes for interest now would 
then go for improvements. . . . The printed page would then stand 
a good chance of doing for the Brethren church what it has done 
for other churches and for the enemies of the true church." 

Brother Dyoll Belote, a member of the Publication Board and one 
time business manager of the Company, wrote in 1928: "There is 
no question as to the fundamental necessity of maintaining our 
Publishing Interests. Some way we must continue to keep our 
congregations in touch with the plans and accomplishments of the 
various auxiliaries of the church, or we shall lose out. . . . And 
to insure the continuation of what we have already attained, as 
well as to make growth possible, we must have an increased and 
loyal support of the Publishing Interests of the church." 

Thus the story runs through the last ten years — one continual 
pleading for a larger support of the Publishing House. It is hoped 
that our churches will heed these appeals and will make an offer- 
ing commensurate with the need and the worth of this vital agency 
of the church. A gift to this interest is a benefit to every other. 

A GOOD SUGGESTION 

We are glad to note some responses to our request that some 
notice be given to the Evangelist in all our churches during the 
month of January. We did not ask pastors to conform to any cut 
and dried plan of promotion. We rather preferred that they should 
use their own initiatives and follow their own desires in the matter. 
And now we have a personal report from Brother H. H. Rowsey, 
pastor at Falls City, Nebraska, and being given the privilege of 
making use of it, we are passing it on to our readers. He says: 

For the fir.st two Sundays of the month we are having one of 
our young people speak on "What's in our Church Paper," taking 
ten or fifteen minutes to point out all the departments and articles 
in The Evangelist, summarizing some, quoting others and in gen- 
eral giving the chief excellencies of the paper. Other Sundays we 
are having a young person to speak on "What Appeals to me most 
in this Week's Church Paper." We hope in this way to receive 



more subscriptions, and also to cause some who are receiving th 
paper but not reading much, to really read it. 

We are grateful to Brother Rowsey for this good suggestion. W 
hope many other pastors are planning in their own way to pu 
the Evangelist before their people. Remember, your church pape < 
is an institution and in this request we are asking for attention t 
be given to one of the most important institutions of the churc 
and not to any particular individual who may have some respor 
sibility in producing the paper. The Evangelist is bigger an 
vastly more important than any individual connected with it. 1 
is the brotherhood's means of communication and expression i 
denominational interests, ideals and aims. It is on behalf of thi 
institution that we are appealing. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 

We notice the name of Brother H. H. Rowsey on the Executi: 
Committee of the Nebraska State Pastors' Convention, and soii 
outstanding spiritual leaders, among them Dr. Nehemiah Boyntu 
and Bishop Edwin Hughes, are scheduled to appear on the fii 
annual convention of that state to convene at Lincoln, January 11 
21. Iowa and Kansas pastors are welcomed to this convention. 

Dr. Charles A. Bame informs us he •will broadcast from static 
W A I U, Columbus, Ohio, Monday, January 19th at 9 A. M. E 
will also attend the Pastors' Convention and will speak at 
National Convention of salesmen of Food Mills to be held in C' 
lumbus. On January 22 he will deliver the commencement addre. 
at Elyria, Ohio. He is also booked for three revivals during tl 
remainder of the year. He also reports preparation of the secoi ,, 
quarter's lessons nearing completion. ! 

The Sunday school orchestra of our aggressive church at EUe 
Ohio, will broadcast a half hour's program over station W A I 1 
Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, January 17th at nine o'clock in tl 
morning. So the pastor. Brother Floyd Sibert, informs us. Th 
is the Pocket Testament League hour and many of our good Bret 
ren will want to listen in to one of their own orchestras. 

Christian Endeavorers should not fail to read their departme 
this week. They will find there messages from their presidei 
Brother E. M. Riddle, and another from Brother H. W. Kooiit 
Stewardship Superintendent. Miss Gladys Spice, Financial Seer 
tary, gives a report of financial receipts. Brother Whitmer i 
forms us that he expects to keep this page alive with matters pe 
taining to Christian Endeavor, so keep your eye on it from we^ 
to week. The plan of financial support of Christian Endeavoi 
splendid undertaking at Krypton, Kentucky is a giving of a tit 
of earnings during Christian Endeavor week. We bespeak t 
support of all loyal young people. 

The Business Manager informs us that Brother N. C. Nielse 
the Brethren Evangelist agent for the First church of Long Beac 
California, has sent in sixty new subscriptions in addition to t 
renewals, and this in the face of a depression concerning whi 
Brother Henry Wall says he has not seen it worse in his twent 
six years' residence in California. Brother Nielsen believes in t 
commodity he was selling and he had the support of his pastor. 

Dr. K. M. Monroe writes of the splendid work of the Gosj 
Teams in his Seminary Notes. In the First church of Johnsto\ • 
and in the Conemaugh church, of Pennsylvania, these teams ha 
been functioning and in a most creditable manner. Those c( 
ducting services in the Johnstown church were all boys and gi 
of the local church put into service by the pastor, Brother Ashni: 
Brother Schaffer of the Conemaugh church speaks highly of t 
work of the Gospel teams. 

Brother James S. Cook writes of holding preparatory sei-vic'l 
and conducting communion in both the New Enterprise and Ra;' 
town churches in Pennsylvania. These churches are without pi' 
toral services at present and Brother Cook is giving them wl| 
care he can along with the work of his regular pastorate — V 
Martinsburg and McKee circuit. 

Brother R. I. Humberd tells of his experiences at the Long Beaj 
California, church, where he was impressed with the great S; 
serious activity in that great church plant. He pays a complimi 
to Dr. Baimian's great work and influence. He found their hon 
there very hospitable and the people kind. He summarizes the 
suits of his trip in various types of religious activity and cou 
it very successful and enjoyable. ', 



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\j\ Offering From Every Church on Publication Day 




Dr. J. C. Beal 



Publication Day January 25 

By Dr. J. C. Seal, President of the Publication Board 

There io nothing more effective 
in creating and maintaining faith 
in any cause than the printed pag<^. 
This fact is recognized by the var- 
ious cults which are promulgating 
false doctrines. That the use of the 
printed page does bring results is 
evidenced by the hold on the minds 
of the public of Russellism, Chris- 
tian Science, Spiritism, etc. Th's 
truth is in the mind of the religious 
bodies in the distribution of tracts 
and religious Iterature. 

There is nothing that so makes 
3r a definite faith in our distinctive church doctrines as 
presentation of these doctrines in our own publications, 
his does not minimize the teaching of these doctrines on 
le part of our ministers but the printed page hr.s the 
dvantage of furnishing the opportunity for definite 
tudy in the home and in this way truth grips in a meas- 
re not possible by any other means. We hear the state- 
lent that no church can long survive without a college 
1 which to educate the young people of the church. This 
; entirely true but it is also just as true that no church 
in long survive without the presentation of the distinc- 
;ve doctrines of that church Through the printed page, 
jlany time's more people are reached in this way, in the 
juiet of the home, than can be reached through the work 
If a college. Only a select few are privileged to attend 
ollege but the printed page can find its way into homes 
''here it is impossible for the college to directly make its 
tifluence felt. Our own church has recognized the need 
nd National Conference authorized the purchase of a 
iuilding to house our own publication interests and also 
iuthorized the setting aside of the fourth Sunday in Jan- 
ary of each year and designated it as "Publication Day.'' 
p the purchase of this building the church was compelled 
p assume an indebtedness. The Board is doing its ut- 
iiiost to make the publication interests serve the best in- 
lerests of the church but until the indebtedness against 
le building is removed our work will continue to be ham- 
tered. If the brotherhood will lift this indebtedness 
Jiere will be an income from the building which can be 
sed in the further extension of our work. 
The goal for the College Endowment has been reached, 
[ome Missions and Foreign Missions have been given 
pecial attention. In these accomplishments we all re- 
)ice. It is but logical that the brotherhood should at this 
me give serious thought relative to the very important 
latter of our publishing interests and give it a place in 
|Ur church planning. As I have already stated, the fourth 
unday in January has been designated "Publication Day ' 
t which time each congregation is to make an offering 
3 this most worthy work. There has been cooperation 
1 the past and we are sure you will recognize the need 
)r unusual cooperation and needed sacrifice at this time 
lat this debt may be met that our work need no longer 
e hampered and that there might be made possible the 
ecessary expansion. While it is true that the burden of 
le work of our local congregations may be felt a little 
lore than usual just at this time, we have never yet 
)me to the place where we have made a really definite 



sacrifice for the work of the Lord. Instead of curtailing 
our gifts to the work of the Loi'd let's begin retrenchment 
in the things we have been showering on ourselves, the 
things which answer the appeal of the flesh. When we 
do this we shall be able to take a forward step that will 
mean much in the advancement of the work of "The Breth- 
ren Publishing Company and also a step in advance in our 
general work as a church. 

I have confidence in the membership of our own church. 
They have met every crisis and I feel confident you will 
not fail us in this time of our need as a board. Do your 
best in this matter and you will have the approval of your 
own heart, the approval of the Publication Board, and best 
of all, you will haVe the approval of him who has pur- 
chased us with his own blood and made us partakers of 
his holiness. 

Canton, Ohio. 



The Why of the Publishing House 

By Dr. A. D. Gnagey, Member of Publication Board 
And for Many Years Editor of Brethren PubUcations 

Why a Publishing House for the Brethren church ? Is 
it for the same reason that a child wants a "rattle", — ■ 
something to play with? Our Publishing House is not a 
"rattle," though we have been trying to amuse ourselves 
with it. Nevertheless, we need to remember that the 
rattle, the doll, the bat and the ball ?re essential in the 
child-life, at least they are a very important part in tlie 
educational and training program of every child. The 
Pubhshing House is the legitimate child of the church, 
and, though it has long ago passed out of the adolescent 
period, it is now, and always ivill be, under the fostering 
care and support of the church in whose interest it opev- 
ates. 

The most effective, the most potent human factors in 
the educational program of the church are the College and 
the Publishing House. They are the essential handmaids 
of the church's missionary 
program, without which the 
latter will not only be great'y 
handicapped but rendered fu- 
tile. The most convincing ar- 
gument the writer can think 
of for an adequately endowed, 
well equipped and effectively 
organized Publishing House is 
that none of th» now large de- 
nominations has succeeded 
without it. Surely it is noth- 
ing more than plain logic to 
any one with a grain of intel- 
ligence to see that what others 
could not do that we can not 
do. The Publishing House has 
become an essential and per- 
manent factor in the growth 
and development of all the 
larger religious bodies in this country. Among the most 
potent agencies, humanly speaking, in the educational 
program of all the larger churches, is the Publishing 
House. For the last one hundred years and more, the 
Christian school, the Pubhshing House, and the mission- 
ary enterprises of these churches have grown and de- 




Dr. A. D. Gnagey 



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Dr. C. L. Anspach 



veloped simultaneously, and neither one would have gone 
far without the other. For good or for evil, the printing 
press is today the most influential single agency m the 
country. It is but reasonable foresight, common sense, 

and wisdom to harness this 
agency for good. When once we 
have made it possible for Jesus 
Christ to lay his pierced hands 
on the printing press the splen- 
dor of the millennial dawn will 
color the eastern sky with its 
crimson and gold. 

It is folly to reject what is old 
simply because it is old, but it is 
worse than folly, it is stupidity 
to refuse what is new simply be- 
cause it is new. The church needs 
to lay her hand on the auto, the 
radio, the flying machine and 
consecrate them as messengers 
for him under whose benign in- 
fluence they have been made pos- 
sible. There is a Latin proverb 
which I can not quote from mem- 
ory, but it is something like this : "The church has given 
birth to riches, and now the child disowns and destroys 
its parent." It remains for the church to seize the great 
factors in the industrial, commercial and educational 
world and consecrate them for the glory of God. Among 
these is the printing press. There is no other single 
agency just like it. The church that fails to utilize it 
for the propagation of the Christian faith will have to 
take its place in the aged and dying past instead of the 
living, yet hopeful, yet youthful future. 

What will we do about it? In an age of material pro- 
gress and achievement which make one dizzy to look on, 
the church dare not stand idly by and allow these mighty 
agencies monopolized by the forces of evil. There is a 
profoundly psychological reason for the effective mainte- 
nance of the Publishing House. One can easily count a 
dozen men in the Brethren church who should be authors 
of books issued by the Brethren Publishing Company and 
on sale by "all booksellers or from your own Publishing 
House," — that is a quite familiar statement to those of 
us who purchase books. There is no better and no more 
telling advertisement for any church than just that, "for 
sale by all bookstores." 

Let us pay off the Publishing House building debt, free 
it from its encumb)-ances and unite with our prayers and 
influence and MONEY to mai^^e our PubUshing House, 
what, under its capable management, and above all, under 
God, it can be and should be. Will we do it? I know of 
no better investment in church life ar^i progress than 
just that. 

Altoona, Pennsylvania. 



Pay Off the Indebtedness 

By Dr. C. L, Ar.spach, Vice-President Publication BoarJ 

The Community Chest Committee of Ashland in mail- 
ing a drive for funds adopted this slogan, "Be glad you 
can give." The same slogan will serve very well in ap- 
pealing to you for support of the Publication Day offer- 
ing. The majority of the memoers ought to be glad they 
can give. While we are not a wealthy church, the ma- 
jority of our members are not in a position of want and 
can well afford to give to this national interest. 

Everywhere we hear the cry of hard times. There is 



no escaping the fact that many people are in want an 
in many cases the needs are many and the appeal for ai 
urgent. But in spite of all this, we can be thankful ths 
we are in a position to give something to the Great Caus(l 
We certainly ought to be glad that we can give. ; 

It is our duty to give to the interests of the Churcl 
for regardless of the depression the work of the Kingdoi 
must go on. Hard times in church finance ... it is har, 
to believe that the present condition is much differer 
from the normal as far as the church is concerned. Tinw, 
are always hard as far as the church is concerned. Timt 
are always hard to hear some people tell it when a) 
proached by church authorities for assistance. We hay 
no space for debate, but we do know that our Publishii)| 
House needs money. We have appealed so many tim(| 
that those in charge of the Publishing House are ofte 
forced to ask. Shall we try it again? And then when the 
look back over the years that have passed and the pn 
gress that has been made, the property accumulated ap 
the great contribution that is being made to the cause ( 
Brethrenism, they take heart and appeal to you again. 1 
making their appeal, they need make no apology, for the, 
are asking us to protect our own property. The Publisl 
ing House belongs to us and it is the responsibility of tl| 
Church at large to provide means for the elimination i 
the indebtedness. In the next place they owe no apolo? 
for the present indebtedness is due to expansion causii 
by the purchase of the building in which the plant is no 
located. If they were asking us for money for currei, 
expenses we might have cause for complaint. But th 
is not the case, they are asking us to invest some mone 
for the Church. The property was purchased below vaU 
and has increased in value. The foresight of those 
charge has made that possible. Now they are asking i 
to place our money in a project that has proven its wort. 
We are merely investing a few more dollars in a growii 
concern belonging to the general conference of tl 
Church. 

It was said by the writer last year that our indebte 
ness could not be paid off by the profits from church 11 
erature. The publication of our church literature does n 
result in profits; it results in losses. Some one says th, 
is poor business. It does look like bad business to publi; 

church literature and lose on aj- , 

most all the publications. That 

isn't the fault of the Publishirijr 

House: it is due to two factors, 

the size of our Church and the 

limited circulation in the Church. 

If the Church gave us an offer- 
ing of $3,000.00 a year it would 

be just about be paying for the 

deficit on the literature. We 

must remember that we can't 

run a Publishing House and not 

expect to pay for it any more 

than we can build hard surfaced 

roads and not have our tax bills 

go up. If we want Brethren lit- 
erature we must pay for it. 

GIVE THE PUBLISHING 
HOUSE A CHANCE. PAY OFF 
THE PRESENT INDEBTED- 
NESS. IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY, 
SUME IT. 

Ypsilanti, Michigan. 




Rev. Dyoll Belote 



LET US A 



Abraham served his people and us by giving a dem( 
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Making Brick Without Straw 

By Dyoll Belote, Secretary Publication Board 

The other day the Business Manager called my atten- 
n to a letter which came giving commendation to the 
irature being produced by the editors of the Brethren 
srature, but wondering why we do not put covers on 
' Quarterlies and use colored pictures, etc. That let- 
set me thinking, and I am convinced that a major por- 
ti of the members of the Brethren Church do not un- 
•stand the first principles of printing and of how surh 
le additions as covers and colored pictures and such 
3 add to the work and the expense of producing any 
irature. 

The above train of thought also set me thinking that 
3 the Israelites of old when the Egyptians wanted 
!m to make brick and get their own straw, folks who 
nt so many improvements in the literature do not real- 
that they are asking an impossible thing of the people 
om they have called to make their literature when 
!y suggest such improvements. I would hasten to 
are any and all that the Brethren Pubhshing Company 
as anxious to make a literature that is at once both 
jthren and beautiful as any member of the denomina- 
n. BUT WE CANNOT MAKE BRICK WITHOUT 
RAW. For all the years that the writer has known 
; Brethren Church there has never been a year that 
;re was not some other interest or auxiliary of the 
urch clamoring for first place in making plea to the 
urch for support. The Brethren Publishing Company 
5 always had to be content to accept a day and make 
appeal through the Church paper — which is not even 
d by a fair proportion of the membership of the fra- 
nity, because the subscription list is too small, and the 
Deal is not heeded by a fair proportion of those who do 
id the paper. And in addition to this is the fact that 
ny of the ministering brethren never present an appeal 
their congregations and canvass the membership for 
Ascriptions to the Church paper. This may cause some 
the ministering brethren to take issue, but if so I 
!uld advise them to have a care, for letters have been 
file for years with the Company from laymen who de- 
're that their pastors never said a word about the 
urch paper. If the contents of the Brethren Evange- 
ls are not always all from Brethren sources it may be 
it you are asking the editor also to "Make Brick With- 
; Straw" because you send neither church news nor 
icles of your own on topics of Brethren concern with 
ich he may fill the columns of the Evangelist. Tlie 
3thren Evangelist may not be the best religious publi- 
ion extant, but it is the BEST Brethren Church paper 
existence, and as such should be taken and read by 
ethren everywhere. 

ro the certain knowledge of the writer there are a too 
ge number of Brethren who are reading other publica- 
ns to the exclusion of the church's own publications 
w we do not object to the outside reading, for we too 
id some half dozen other publications, but we do feel 
it our people should be urged to read their own Church 
3er FIRST, and the ministry should set the example, 
d the same truth holds for the Sunday School liter- 
ire. Just so long as ministers throw out the Brethren 
irature and put in the product of non-denominational — 
other — publishing houses, the Brethren Publishing 
mpany will never be able to run its business on an ap- 
)ximately self-supporting basis. When even some ofl^i- 
Is of the Company do not use its products (a seeming 
(Possible anomaly, but a too evident fact) it is no won- 
r that the people do not give to the support of the 



work. Of course I should hasten to say that we do not 
promise we should be able to run the business on a self- 
supporting basis even if the present plant were free of 
debt, for the publishing houses of the larger denomina- 
tions do not keep their business going from the profits 
from the subscriptions to their church papers, and the 
patronage of their Sunday school literature, so why should 
a small institution like ours try to do what such houses 
cannot? But we should have a fairer chance to approach 
the records of other publishing establishments if the sup- 
port of our own literature were more general and whole- 
hearted. 

If for once the Brethren 
Church would treat her 
Publishing House as she 
treats the other auxiliaries 
of the church, and allow the 
Board to ask for — and then 
give them — an offering of a 
dollar per member, we 
should be able to at least 
"break even" for a year oi 
so, and after that the Board 
could take its "dole" from 
year to year through the an- 
nual Publication Day offer- 
ing. But with the balance on 
the building to pav and only 
the "silent messenger" ap- 
peal which it has a chance 
to make to the brotherhood 
it will have to continue to eke out the same precarious 
existence which has marked its progress thus far. My 
brethren, these things ought not so to be. Let's make it 
a real offering this year. And if we will give liberally to 
this cause we shall have larger interest in the outcome of 
its enterprises and so will pay larger attention to its pub- 
lications to see that our investment is .well used. 

It may be that you feel that the members of your 
Board are not acting wisely in the expenditure of the 
funds entrusted to them, or that the choice of employe'^s 
has not been such as suits you. Kindly remember that 
your Board would be only too glad to talk matters over 
with any of you or to correspond concerning these mat- 
ters, but for the present we csmnot make changes, and 
loyalty to the Church suggests — yea — demands — that we 
give our undivided support to the workers we have and 
the products of their labors. The Board does not feel that 
it needs to apologize for its workers, it only asks for the 
same honest, loyal support for its work that is given to 
the other enterprises- of the Church, — College, Missions, 
Sunday School Board, etc. 

Ashland, Ohio. 




Dr. W. S. Bell 



Fullest Cooperation Desired 

By Dr. W. S. Bell, Member Publication Board for Many 

Years 

The VOICE OF THE BRETHREN CHURCH is the 
Publishing House and its literature. If the message of 
the church is to be made known and its faith propagated, 
it is highly important that the Publishing House and its 
literature be given loyal and unrestricted support. 

Numerically small as we are, there must be the fullest 
cooperation, in purchasing our own church supplies for 
the Bible School and church from our own House. Tbe 
first religious publication that any Brethren home should 
consider is the organ of the church : The Evangelist. 

If we are to survive as a people; if we desire to maize 



THE BBETHEEX EVANGELIST 



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: cfaoTclL, that are i:eiKesait*dve of fee 

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the eartire dmith is carrying out 

_ UCATION. MISSIONS ANT) LITZRA.- 

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Ohio. 



STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES 

Bt C F. Yoder. RD., Ph-D. 




Dr. C A. Bane 



"Is There Not Some One?" 

By Dr. Chailes A. Base, Sonday S cb a oi £ditM- 

Instactly vrhen T ■o^as astp»i 
to think :- ^_-; -estion, 
there came ::i: ~_::i ":vs 

qnestioi oci i t - .. ; a 
very tendear sfc;: — i inei- 
doit: Apseaehe: r^ act- 

ing his own rev. t . 7- 

One evening tteiT .e 

andienrp, his o^^ ^-je 

sen and althoa^li ':.- ^;pealed 
for repentant sLu^t ; : ; .rrrie 
to the ahar, ntHi- :. t r-z.^- 
ing and praying ^^i .Ratify- 
ing the service ~:.- ; Ttrtied 
and the ministei _. , .-:id 

pleaded; col ; -^ — i - --.>■ 
emotion and r. _e 

knew, he finally- astounded the eongregr^:. _ .... ^ : ;.- 
tinned cry, "Will not sane one come?" ■ ; ^ : 
ecme?" Over and ova- he repeated the 
one moved. Gxttinning imtil the coc^ _ 
parently restless and vexed, he still -_- _z_ _ _ : 
some one come?" When finally, after so long, his son 
moved to the ahar and made the good emfessiaL \llth 
tears of joy racing down his chedES he said to the ecmgre- 
gztaon, I f eit that it was ttnigfat or never with my s<mi. 1 
eonld not stop though I knew of your embarrasanait^. 
Now, I am rewarded. 

Now, we have come to the "I-wonder-what-tHie-it-is" ap- 
peal for our publishing interests. Several years ago 1 
traveled ova- the brotherhood appealing for seven major 
interests of the brotherhood and this was cm. Several 
times in the interim, as a member of the PnUieation 
Boaid, i have aii^Kaled in some vein for the loyalty of the 
brotheihood for the better and nicer literature we Aeed 
f w ti^ proowtion of our great Canse. Jost yestoday, 
1 received a fine eommendataon &om one of our Sunday 
s«*ool patrons about the KUe Oass Qnarteriv, for whidi 
Insmost gratefoL It dosed with this hope: "May the 
PofaliriuBg House Office be good, so that you can make it 
according to the desires of your heart." But that can not 
be no^- It can not be for a long time, unless some one 
can and win see the great need and help mote than most 
of OS can in times like this. 

•» pmf« 10) 



4 



PARTin 
JESUS AND THE SABBATH 

As a -tainister of the law'" (R^no. 15:8) Jesus was« 
cumcised (Luke 2-21-24) and kept the sabbath of the \ 
untfl he had fulfiDed the law (Matt. 5:17; Luke 24: 
Acts 13:27-30). Then when he by his worii had provi 
salvation, he escaUished his church with the door 
faith, and the "^gfateousness which is by faith," and ' 
works as the result of previous rest or salvation (Tit 
5-8). Best first and works afterwards is the order 
giacei 

Jesus established the first day of the week as the 1 
of rest and meeting for worship by fqmearing to the < 
cqdes on that day. Not (race do we read that he 
■peaieA. to them <m the seventh day, but at least sei 
the eleven amiearances maitioned, occurred on 
day. This is not mere ocMnddenee. 

Besides, the churdt, guided by the Holy Spirit, coir 
ued to meet tiie first day of the week (Acts 20:7: E 
1 :10). We do not read of a single meeting of the ch« 
on the seventh day. The apostles, to be sure, impro 
the opportunity to preadi to the Jews who met on t 
day, but the church met oa the Lord's day. It was tau. 
that to return to the rites and dead works of the law ^ 
to reject Christ (GaL 5:4, 5). 

What rest is permanent? 

Let us compare the sevaith day and the first with 1 
erence to their permaneuee as a day of rest. 

L The sabbath of the seventh day was for '"la-ad 
cording to the flesh which perishes (Ex. 31:13), but 
Lord's day is for spiritual Israd or the diurch (B> 
9:8: 1 Cor. 6:17; 12:13) whidi abides forever (Eph. 
19-22). 

2. The seventh day sabbalh was of the old covob, 
~:^eh was not perfect (Hd>. 8:7) and therefore pas 
away (vs. 13) with its priesthood (Heb. 7:12), its ten 

" 24:1, 2), its sacrifices (Heb. 9:8-10), its table 

(2 Cor. 3:3-6), and its sabbaths (CoL 2:16, J 

But the Lord's day is of the new covenant which remt 

forever (GaL 4:21-31). 

3. The seventh Aay sabbatii was a sjTnbol of reil 
an earthly land wherein we are pilgrims (Heb. 11:1. 
but the Lord's day is the sjTnbol of rest in '"heave 
places in C3irist Jesus" (Eidi. 1:3) from which we s 
never be cast out (Rom. 8:38, 39; Rev. 3:10). 

4. The seventh day sabbath was cdebrat^^ as a 
of rest after ax days of labor, and the people retur 
to labcH- and to himger; but the Lord's day is a da> 
rest of grace, not of paj', a symlxrf of the manna fi' 
whidi we return not to labor and to hunger ( Jn. 6 :2*4 

5. The seventh day sabbath is from Moimt SinaL 
lievers do not so near that mount (Heb. 12:18) bec« 
we are of the new Jerusalem (Hd). 12:22-25) and tin 
fore have "a kingdom that shaD not be moved" (vs. 1 

6. The seventh day sabbath was for the Israelites 
thdr prosdytes (Ex. 31:13; Isa. 56:6). but the kingi 
was taken from them and given to others (ilatt. 21: 
Luke 12:.32: Heb. 12:28) with a diflFerait dav of 
(Heb. 4:8). 

7. The seventh day sabbath was of t^e law of the 
ter, whidi kills (2 Cor. 3:6) and whidi passed away 



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I, but the Lord's day is of the new covenant of the 
pirit {Bom. 8:2), which ^-ivifies and remains (Jn. 8:35; 
al. 4:30, 31). 

K the Jews wish to enter the rest of God they must re- 
?nt as do others (Acts 2:38) and enter by the gate of 
dth (Gal. 3:26-29). Christ will never be replaced by 
:oses, nor the Gospel by the law, nor the Lord's day by 
le Jewish sabbath. 

The >Iark of the Beast 

A favorite ai-gument used by some to frighten the ir- 
arant is the fals^ statement that, the pai)acy being an 
itichi-ist (2 Thess. 2:3, 4), guilty of changing times and 
,ws (Dan. 7:2.5), changed the sabbath which is called 
sign, and put his own sign (the first day) in its place: 
id therefore al] who keep the first day have the sign or 
le mark of the beast. 

It is a serious thing to use this argument. When the 
;ws accused Jesus of casting out demons by Beelzo- 
ab he told them that the sin against the Holy Spirit 
ath never forgiveness. To attribute to antichrist what 
the work of the Holy Spirit is a fatal sin. It was the 
bly Spiiit that put the prophecies of the Lord's day in 
le tj-pical feasts of the law, and in the book of Isaiah and 
le Psalms. It was the Holy Spirit in Christ who led him 
k establish the fii-st day as the meeting day with the 
isciples . . who i-aised the Lord from the dead on that 
^y; who came in ixjwer to the church on that day; wbo 
laided the church to worship on that day, and gave to 
I the royal name of "the Lord's day.'' It was the Spint 
bo estabhshed the thi-ee great memorials of the resur- 
ction, the church, the Gospel and the Lords day. To 
sny his work is the mark of antichrist (1 John 2:23). 
The Lord's day was obsei-ved by the church from tb? 
■<t but there was no pope until foui* hundi'ed years 

ihe Didache (Teachings of the apostles) , written while 
me of the apostles were yet hving, says : "Each Lord's 
,y gather yourselves together' (ch. 14) . 
Ignatius, of the same age, says, '"We no longer keep 
e sabbaths, but we keep the Lord's day" (Ad. Mag. 3 :3) . 
TertuUian a Uttle later, says: "We keep the day fol- 
kring the sabbath." 

Here was a Judaizing sect that kept both circumcision 
d the sabbath, but they were condemned. A few Chris- 
ms to be on the safe side kept for a time botl^ the 
?enth and first days, and a few misguided behevers still 
low their bUnd guides in keeping that part of the law 
ifle rejecting the other rites. 

Tie term "Lord's day" is very frequently employed in 

e early writings, but never of the seventh day. To 

ike the keeping of the Lord's day, the mark of the 

ast is inexcusable ignoi-ance or deception. 

On the contrary, if Sunday is the day of the sun, then 

" ' "rday is the day of Saturn, and the Babylonian name 

:ais god is Stur. which in Greek has the numeri^'iil 

lue of 666, the number of the beast. Let those '^vho 

Y they are Jews and ai-e not, but do lie" (Rev. 3:10 

fl» 14:1) take warning. The resmrection being the one 

H given to prove that Jesus was the Christ (Matt. 12 : 

, 40; Rom. 1:4) the pei"petaation of this sign by the 

»per celebration of the Lord's Day, is the mark of al- 

iance to Christ. It is an open, perpetual testimony of 

i diurch to her resuiTection and union with her living 

ad. "Tliis is the day the Lord hath made." but the 

emies of the Lord continually try to destroy it. As 

SOS came "that he might destroy the works of the 

Ivil," so the mark of the devil-energized beast will l>e 

fei in the effort to destroy the work of Christ. Let be- 

Jk^rs beware of being found with that mark. 



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Zbc Jamil^i Hltar 

By T. C LyoB 

Daily Readings and Saggestions 

(Keep with yonr Bible) 

MONDAY 

Mark 12:2S-.34. ibis scribe foond that Jesas an- 
swered these vexing qaestions well; so we, if we bring 
our problems to him today, win fed that he still an- 
swers eTeiy question weEL Xor does he exact a Mind 
and unreasonable obedience: here they were reasomi^ 
together, and in Isaiah we read, "Come now, and let xls 
reason together." 

How the world needs to learn these two command- 
ments today; j^s, how we need to learn them oarselres! 
There is one God, and tiim we shoold serve with all oar 
heart, in every department of our lives. To serve him 
thus we most serve oar neighbor too, and love Hrm 
even as we love ourselves. 

TUESDAY 

Mark 12 :35-3 1 . The scribes were unable to grasp the 
nature of the Christ for whom they professed to be 
looking. They expected him to be of the line of David, 
a great national deliverer. Yes Jesos reminded them 
that he was to be more tiian just of David's line: he 
was to be very God, for David called him Lord. Let 
us praise God for a Savior who was God, with the 
power to save, and who was also the Son of David, 
with the experience that enables >'Tm to sympathize 
with his fellow creatures. 

WEDNESDAY 
Mark 12:38-44. What a contrast in these two pic- 
tures: on the one hand the scribes, with their hypocrit- 
ical love of show while they stole and preyed upon tite 
incomes of defenseless widows; on the other hand the 
poor widow, with her seemingly insignificant offering. 
In an intellectual way the scribes knew so well what 
they were doing that Jesus said they should receive so 
much the greater damnation. But the widow, oat of 
her great love for God, gave alL Sorely she could 
claim the promise of Mark 10:29. 30. May oar faith 
be more like the widows, less like the scribes". 

lULKSDAY 
Mark 13 J.-8. The temple must have been a beaatifal 
building, and undoubtedly Jesus was not unmindful of 
its beauty. But even that, as we know, was soon de- 
stroyed, and all we know about its glories today is 
what writers of those times have told us. As we con- 
sider present world conditions, it seems not unlikely 
that we shall soon be in the midst of equally troublous 
times ourselves. The lesson is that we should be less 
concerned with the buildings that can be so easily de- 
stroyed, and more concerned aboat the building of our 
snirinial house in the heavens. 

FRIDAY 

Mark 13:9-13. Again we are reminded ttiat as Chris- 
tians we cannot expect easy sailing in this life; we are 
repeatedly warned that we must suffer persecution. We 
can only be thankful that in America we have so large- 
ly been sjjared persecution for so many jrears. But 
whatever comes, we should in all things yield to the 
Spirir's guidance, allowing him to speak through us and 
use us as he wilL 

S-^TITJDAY 

Mark 13:14-23. There is great difference of opinion 
as to the interpretation of this passage. This moch is 
certain: a time of terrible tribolation and of great re- 
ligious uncertainty is foretold; our own day is not to 
be compared to that time, bat even now we need to 
know whom we have believed, and commit everything 
to his keeping, for he alone is able to keep! 

Sr>T)-\Y 
Mark 13:34-37. As we read our newspapers and 
daily see prophecy relating to the return of Christ be- 
ing fulfilled before our eyes, surely we mast believe 
that the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. What a 
difference that event will make in the world! What a 
difference the certainty of it should make in our lives 
now! There is no more solemn warning in all Scrip- 
ture ThaTi this: Heaven and earth shall pass away, bat 
my word shall not pass away. My word is that ye 
take heed, and watch, and pray, for ye know not when 
the Master cometh. Let us watch and pray! 






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"Is There Not Some One?" 



(Continued from page 8) 

Is there not some one ? Will not the heart of some one 
who can never have such an opportunity but once, leap 
fonvard and take this load oflf of the shoulders of those 
who now bear the burden and carry it around with them ? 

Just an hour or so ago, I finished the study of the Par- 
able of the Pounds which you will study in a bit move 
than three months from now. In it, we are told, that the 
nobleman gave ten pounds to his servants and went into 
a far country and that he will return to reckon. One by 



one, we shall pass before him and he will reckon with c 
concerning the wealth we have. Can all of us give a goo 
account ? We may be very near that day ; we are told t 
watch for it and be ready for it. What shall the accoui 
be? Surely, we have those who will never have a biggt 
or better opportunity for investment in kingdom wor 
than to clear off this debt and then, our profits will nc 
go into the banks for interest. It can be put into printf 
matter, more beautiful, more usable, more available tha 
we can possibly offer now. Is there not some one wh 
will? Is there not some one? Who will? 
Ashland, Ohio. 



W. I. DUKER. 

President 
Goshen, Indiana 

E. L. IHILLER 

Vice-President 
Maurertown, Virginia 



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M. A. STUCKEY. editor. 

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General Secretary 
South Bend. Indiana 

M. P. PUTERBAUGH. 

Treasurer 
2210 Maple Ave., 
Evanston, Illinois 



Winning the Children for Christ 

By D. P. Thomson 



Evangelism finds its finest and most 
fruitful field among the young life of the 
world, and the readiest and most eager re- 
sponse to the appeal of Jesus will ever be 
made by those who stand on the threshold 
of life. For them the great adventure is 
only just beginning, and the unknown fu- 
ture is full of dimly realized possibilities. 
As the powers of mind and body expand, and 
the prospect of life in all its many-sidedness 
begins to unfold, there come home to the 
hearts a sense of longing and a conscious- 
ness of need that give Christian parents and 
teachers their unique opportunity of pre- 
senting Christ as the Lord of life, who alone 
can satisfy its deepest needs and fulfill its 
loftiest ambitions, who is worthy of all the 
passionate and devotion and loyalty of 
youth, who wall prove adequate to every 
demand it may make. 

The results of modern psychological re- 
search have been assimilated and applied 
with such eagerness and whole-heartedness 
by Christian thinkers and workers that we 
are in little danger today of underestimating 
either the peculiar problems of the adoles- 
cent period or the unique opportunities it 
presents for effecting far-reaching decisions 
in the sphere of character and motive and 
for the definite organization of life round 
a distinctively Christian center. But the 
vital work of winning the young for Christ 
cannot safely be left till the storm and stress 
of the adolescent period have commenced. 
Children of tenderer years can be led into a 
very real experience of the love and power 
of Christ. 

A Need for Self-Decision 

It is our belief that even children born in 
a Christian country, brought up in a Chris- 
tian church and surrounded by all the gra- 
cious influences of a Christian home, need 
to be won for Jesus Christ; that only by a 
conscious and voluntary choice of their own 
wills can they enter into the full enjoyment 
of fellowship and service in the redeemed 
family of God. To .'say that such a child 
needs to be won for Christ is not to gainsay 

*Reprinted with permission fvo-i • 
the Children for Christ in the series of 
Handbooks of Modem Evangelism (Thomp- 
son and Cowan, Glasgow). 



the value of a spiritual heritage and a Chris- 
tian upbringing, nor is it to deny the fact 
that boys and girls born into a redeemed 
world and consecrated to God at birth by 
believing parents enjoy unique privileges 
and opportunities. It is simply to recognize 
the right of every individual to exercise his 
powers of judgment and to determine the 
bent of his own character. It is to do no 
more than justice to that power of self-de- 
termination which the soundest philosophy 
will not allow us to abandon, and which the 
most scientific psychology is forced to recog- 
nize. It is to take account of what is only 
too patent to even the casual observed: the 
utter spiritual indifference, the abject moral 
failure and open and unashamed vice, of 
many who enjoyed in childhood's years all 
the privileges of Christian nurture and up- 
bringing. It is to plead for the child's right 
of determining his own relationship to 
Christ when he comes to the age of respon- 
sibility and of entering into the conscious 
enjoyment of his divine inheritance by the 
exercise of his own will. It is to concede 
his equal right to reject the gift of God's 
love and to refuse his proferred grace if he 
so determines. 

The Importance of Winning Children 

We may further cherish the conviction 
that boys and girls can be won for Chiist 
in childhood, not merely that they can be 
prepared for intelligent and whole-Tiearted 
decision during the later adolescent period. 
Children under fourteen years of age can 
and do enter into a very real experience of 
the presence and power of Christ and give 
evidence of just as genuine and whole- 
hearted a discipleship as many in later life. 
Even the child of comparatively tender years 
is capable of appreciating in a childlike but 
very real and exceedingly eff'ective way, 
something of the beauty and moral value of 
the kind of life Jesus lived, of choosing by 
an act of will to sene and follow him, and 
of loving the Savior with all the affection 
commonly bestowed on a mother or father. 
It is surely better that, before the stormy 
adolescent period comes, the young life 
should be finnly anchored in Christ and 
committed to his care than that the frail 
bark should be thrust out on those troubled 
waters without the firm hand of the heaven- 



ly Pilot on the helm and the inspiring lea 
ership of the great Captain to insure succej 
in life's great adventure. Children ha] 
their burdens and sorrows — often very r«| 
and very great — and they need a Savior 
share them. They have their hours of loi, 
liness and fear and they need a Friend ; 
help them. They have their fight with tem 
tation and sin, and only in his strength c 
they conquer. They often lose father i 
mother or both before their journey is w 
begun, and they need the comfort of . 
heavenly Father's love and the conscioi 
ness of a heavenly Father's presence. I 
not the memory of forced and unnatu: 
preadolescent religious experience blind . 
to the opportunity — nay, to the necessity 
of winning to Christ the boys and girls 
tender years. "Suffer the little children 
come unto me, and forbid them not: for 
such belongeth the kingdom of God." 

Importance of Early Years 
A resolute attempt must be made to 
the children of our land for Christ. 

best brains in our churches must be gi', 
to this task; the most devoted and enUg 
ened service must be directed to th^t g( 
It is, as Lionel B. Fletcher remarked, 
great thing to have the testimony of a do 
men of sixty redeemed from a life of 
and shame and rejoicing in the Sa\'i 
power; but it is a fai-, far greater thing 
get a dozen boys of twelve into real, liv 
tquch with Christ. The testimony of 
former is to the power of Christ to s 
from the worst; the lives of the latter 
witness through the years to the power, 
the same Savior to kep from sin. No g 
eration can afford to forget the dictum. 
Henry Dmmmond that Christianity is 
simply a religion for rebuilding human n 
but even more emphatically and essenti. 
a religion for preventing men and woi 
from ever becoming ruins. If that pre\ 
tion is to be effective it must be insure< 
childhood years. The lawbooks of today 
full of statistics of juvenile, of court ci 
in which children of eleven and twelve y< 
are the offenders. The psychologists i 
been forced to the conviction that the re 
formative years belong to the preadoles- 
period, and the church of Jesus Christ 
no longer afford to remain blind to the 
portunities it is losing if it fails to reach 
after the child and does not seek to win 
for Christ. 

Modern surgery, we are told, "has pr» 
the value of caring for child life in the 
derest years, when deformities and pel 
sions can often be permanently set K 
and abnormal developments brought 
to normal." Modem education is pus 
back its activities to an earlier age 
stage in each generation and is even in 
ing the home so that the environmenta »■ 
fluences may be studied. Modem evaj * 



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cannot afford to lag behind here. If the 

ritual side of the child be neglected dur- 

these years, an opportunity is lost which 

never come again, and incalculable in- 

j may be done to the growing Life. 

The Home Has Chief Responsibility 
he first and greatest responsibility for 

winning of the children to Christ rests 
I the parents. It is at once the duty 

privilege of Christian fathers and moth- 
to bring their boys and girls into happy 

whole-hearted Christian discipleship, to 
ken in their young hearts a love for the 
ior that vjill deepen and strengthen with 

passing of the years. Few parents — 
! — realize this, and comparatively few 
dren have the joy of traly Christian up- 
iging. Parents whose anxiety for their 
ilren's welfare leads them to lay good 
kdations for everything else never seem 

alize the necessity for laying the found- 
of the spiritual life in early years, or 

ey do realize it they display a strange 

itance to undertake the task themselves 
betray a surprising willingness to rele- 

this duty to the Sunday school teacher 
he minister. Christian parents who so 
i that responsibility and forfeit their 
ilege lose one of the rarest joys of life 
store up for themselves a possible har- 

of misunderstanding and resentment, 
sweetest and most natural spiritual ex- 
bnces of children are those induced by 
irent's loving heart and words, by the 
ity of a father's life or the Christlike- 
! of a mother's love; and the happiest and 
t truly Christian homes are those where 
boys and girls are fitted within the sa- 

circle of the earthly family to enter 
jiarger fellowship of the Father's home. 

I The Teacher's Opportunity 
^xt to the parent the Sunday school 
W has the best opportunity of leading 
thild to Christ. Thousands of children 
ur Sunday schools come from utterly 
'ristian homes; hundreds from Christian 
5s where parents fail in their obligation 
forfeit the right of themselves winning 
^oung Lives for Christ. Here, then, is 
mique opportunity of the Sunday school 
ler; here his greatest joy is to be found, 
ine outside the circle of the home is 
^ht into more intimate or happy rela- 

with the child, no one so wins his love 
affection, and no one can so easily and 
rally lead him to the Savior. It is the 
;ion of the Sunday school — and ought 
'■, its clearly recognized and defined aim 
t merely to lay the groundwork of a 
'Ugh Christian education and introduce 
I'oung mind to the world of spiritual re- 
', but "to bring every pupil to realize 
Tsonal relationship to Jesus Christ, a 
>nal responsibility for active member- 
in the church, and a personal obligation 
vance the Redeemer's kingdom by dili- 
: and consecrated effort." Anything 

of that is failure. 



litor's Select Notes on the 
Sunday School Lesson 

(Lesson for January 25) 
Jesus Tempted 
ipture Lesson— Luke 3:21 to 4:30. 
nted Text— Luke 4:1-13. 
[fotional Lesson— Rom. 8:31-39. 
Iden Text— In that he himself hath suf- 
being tempted, he is able to succor 
that are tempted. — Heb. 2:18. 



Led by the Spirit 

Our text says Jesus was "full of the Holy 
Spirit." The Spirit was within him, caus- 
ing him to move with inward compulsion. 
Mark says Jesus was driven by the Spirit 
into the wilderness. And that Spirit never 
left him and he never failed to work in har- 
mony with it. Dr. Owen C. Brown remarks : 

"All that Jesus does is under the driving, 
compelling influence of the Spirit. With his 
anointing at the baptism the obligations of 
his life-work have come upon him like a 
flood. They grip his whole thought and am- 
bition and urge him into the wilderness, 
where alone for forty days he is to count 
the cost, to make the start, and to measure 
swords with all the hosts of hell. This test- 
ing is preliminary to his Gethsemane. It is 
also typical of our own life-experiences. 
Great visions and high purposes are not 
without their perils and counter-currents. 
If this was true in Christ's life, surely it is 
in ours. Let us learn from him the only 
safe way through such experiences. 

His Temptation Real 

Some one will raise the question whether 
the temptation of Jesus was real but we 
should not be long in giving an affirmative 
answer. The glory of Christ does not reside 
in his inability to sin, but in the fact that 
he did not sin — "in all points tempted like 
as we are, yet without sin." It was no 
sham fight, no mere form for example's 
sake, but a real battle in Christ's soul, with 
no foreordained victory. For, in the words 
of President Woolsey, "Why was he tempted 
by a sagacious tempter if he could not by 
any possibility be led into evil? And, if 
he himself knew that he could not sin, what 
could the transaction have been to him but 
a mere formality ? Or how is he an exam- 
ple to us, if his temptation is an unreality? 
No! They dishonor Christ's work who think 
thus." 

Professor Jowett well says, "Whatever 



else my Lord shall be to me he shall not be 
a counterfeit man, exposed to counterfeit 
fire, a mere stage fire, a man played upon 
by harmless sheet lightning, and never mov- 
ing amid the dreaded bolts and forked 
flame. His shall not be the sham fight, and 
mine the actual struggle, or he can be no 
leader for me. He himself 'suffered being 
tempted.' He felt the real heat of the fire, 
he felt the fascination of the real seduction. 
. . . Jesus of Nazareth had the real devil to 
meet and the real battle to wage, and the 
garlands of his noble brow were nobly won. 
"To Jesus evil was a force and an inten- 
tion outside of man, though it had allies 
within him. It was a power bigger than 
man himself could breed; which hungered 
for the souls of men and could finally have 
them for his own with the same absolute- 
ness as he the Son of God and Savior of 
the world longed to make them his. Temp- 
tation is a downright battle for life, with a 
strong and inexorable foe." 

His Answer to Temptation 

There is inspiration and guidance for us 
in the way in which Jesus met and answered 
temptation. The Holy Spirit-reenforced 
word of God is mentioned in Ephesians 
6:17 as the best weapon of offense or attack 
in the Christian's accoutrement. In fight- 
ing off- the devil our Lord uses the same 
weapon and so doubtless thought it the best 
at. his command. He was supremely con- 
cerned about doing the will of his Father 
and ever made use of the word of God. 
Dr. Frank D. Slutz writes concerning these 
temptations as follows: 

"The first temptation of Jesus was the 
temptation of comfort; the second was the 
temptation of power; and the third was the 
temptation of favoritism, of special privi- 
lege. Who has not heard it whispered to 
him by his own mind that he is an excep- 
tion, that he can escape detection for this 
(Ctntinued on page 15) 



E. M. RIDDLE, 

President 
Warsaw. Indiana 

F. 0. VANATSR. 

Asssciate 
Peru, Indiana 



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GLADYS M. SPfCt. 

General Secretary 

and 

Treasurer 

2301 13th St., N. E., 
Canton, Ohio 



Christian Endeavor Week 

(Special No. 1) 

Endeavorers: Scarcely can we realize that 
the hour is so near at hand to celebrate 
Christian Endeavor Week again. In addi- 
tion to the regular meetings, every union oi 
society should plan a special observance of 
Christian Endeavor Week, January 25th to 
February 2nd. An unusual demonstration 
should be held on the night of February 2nd, 
it being the date of the Fiftieth Anniver- 
sary of this great YOUTH MOVEMENT. 

Watch the Christian Endeavor World, the 
Angelus, and this page for suggestions in 
observing the special week. 

Your President, 
E. M. RIDDLE. 



Tithers of the C. E. Attention 

NOTE — In this issue of the Evangelist, 
we are pleased to give to you an article 
fresh from the pen of Brother Herman 
Koontz, our Stewardship Superintendent of 
Christian Endeavor. 

This article is given at this time in order 



to interest our young people in the giving 
of our TITHE to the KRYPTON MISSION. 
The tithe is to be given during the week of 
January 25th to Febniary 2, 1931. Please 
read Brother Koontz's article very carefully, 
and then remember Krypton on above dates. 
C. D. WHITMER. 

(Article 1) 
A great opportunity to use the money 
God has intrusted to you presents itself for 
the week beginning January 25 and ending 
February 2. You know that our Christian 
Endeavor has taken the Krypton work as 
its special missionary objective, and that it 
is highly worthy of your support. Your 
national officers have decided upon the tith- 
ing plan to provide Krypton with the aid 
it needs. Other years they have asked you 
to make a pledge; this year they come with 
the request that you set aside the tenth of 
your income during Christian Endeavor 
Week and place it in a special offering for 
Krypton work. 

Also, tliis is a splendid opportunity for 
any Endeavorer who has never tithed before 
to pay the Lord his tenth, and to discover 



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-the blessings, hitherto missed, that he will 
receive. 

Don't fail to pass on this plan to any who 
might not have access to the pages of the 
Evangelist. 

H. W. KOONTZ, 

Stewardship Superintendent, 

Masontown, Pa. 



Postage and Postals 2.50 

Printing of Envelopes and Letter- 
heads 9.01 

R. Paul Miller, Home Mission Sec- 
retary 200.00 

Postage and Cards 1.50 

Total Expenses $215.51 



FINANCIAL SECRETARY'S REPORT 
JANUARY 1ST, 1931 

Balance on hand 8/20/30 $199.20 

Received on 1929 pledges 10.00 

Received on 1930-31 pledges: 

Oakville, Indiana 5.00 

Whittier, Calif 6.00 

Conemaugh, Pa 10.00 

Maurertown, Va 10.00 

Pittsburgh, Pa 15.00 

Interest on Savings account 1.57 

Total Dr $256.77 

Expenses: 

100 Banquet programs printed $ 1.00 

Tickets for Banquet 1-50 



Balance on Hand, January 1, 1931 $ 41.26 
The Home Mission Board is expecting not 
less than $500.00 from the National Chris- 
tian Endeavor this year toward the Krypton, 
Kentucky project. Don't forget that Chris- 
tian Endeavor Week (in February) has been 
set for the time when we observe tithing 
week and send your tithes to the National 
Secretary, Gladys Spice, 2301 13th Street, 
N. E., Canton, Ohio, to meet this goal. 
There are 60 reported societies. Will your 
Christian Endeavor respond to the letter 
mailed you just recently regarding this 
work, or are you going to be content to 
"let the other fellow carry and bear your 
responsibility?" 

GLADYS SPICE, Secretary. 




NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



Our Lord's Greatert Apo<tl« 
wai a great eorreipondent 




SEMINARY NOTES 

Brother C. Ashman, pastor of our Johns- 
town First church, has the commendable 
practice of using his college young people 
in the church services when they return 
home on vacation. During the recent Christ- 
mas vacation four young men had charge of 
one evening church service and four young 
ladies had charge of another evening. Six 
were members of our College Gospel Teams, 
one a former member now living at home in 
Johnstown, and one from Ann Arbor, Mich- 
igan. The four men were Messrs. B. Tilley, 
who brought the message; T. Hammers, J. 
Kyler and T. Kyler. On the next Sunday 
evening Misses L. Carter and R. Groves 
conducted the singing and led devotions, and 
F. Cobaugh and M. Ashman brought mes- 
sages. In reporting the services to the 
writer, Brother Ashman complimented the 
work of both teams highly and expressed 
the opinion that those in attendance enjoyed 
the services very much. 

Brother W. H. SchafFer, pastor of our 
First Brethren church of Conemaugh, Penn- 
sylvania, enclosed the following excerpt 
from "The Daily Tribune of Johnstown" in 
a letter to Professor M. A. Stuckey: An 
Ashland College Gospel Team, composed of 
Norman Uphouse, Tom Hammers and Ben- 
jamin Tilley, conducted the entire church 
-services at the First Brethren church, Sec- 
ond and Oak Streets, Conemaugh, yesterday 
morning. 

Ashland College Gospel teams are noted 
over many states for their straightforward 
Gospel preaching. Every year there is a 
great demand for both the men and wom- 
en's Gospel teams from all denominations, 
from Iowa to Pennsylvania, and from Ken- 
tucky to Michigan. Their sei-vices are al- 
ways evangelistic in nature and many con 
verts are won to the Christian faith year- 
ly. These teams are composed of students 
in the college and seminary who are willing 
to spend week-ends and vacation period.s 
preaching and teaching the Gospel wherever 
they are called. 



Mr. Tilley led the song service, Mr. Ham- 
mers conducted the devotions and Mr. Up- 
house delivered the message, using for his 
text and subject, "Prepare Ye the Way of 
the Lord." Mr. Uphouse spoke on the sim- 
plicity of the Gospel message, the reality of 
the Christian life and the sincerity of the 
born-again believer. 

A good-sized congregation received this 
Gospel message and was well pleased with 
the entire service. All of the young men 
are natives of Johnstown and are taking 
college and seminary training in Ashland 
College and Seminary. 

The work of our Gospel Teams is referred 
to by Brother Schaffer in his letter thus: 
"I feel proud myself to think that Ashland 
can send out such splendid representative 
groups. I always have considered the Gos- 
pel Teams as the finest representation Ash- 
land could possibly have." We hope every 
pastor coming in contact with our teams 
will be able to say essentially the same. 
K. M. MONROE. 



NEW ENTERPRISE AND RAYSTOWN 

The New Entei-prise church called me for 
a short meeting the last week of November. 
Beginning on Wednesday and closing Sun- 
day evening with communion sei-vice. The 
crowds were not large, but we had our first 
spell of winter at this time, and there was 
quite a lot of sickness in the community. 
Brother Adam Beach was hindered some 
from attending on account of the illness of 
his wife, but he managed most of the time 
to get some one to stay with her at the 
hour of services. Brother Beach is one of 
our faithful workers, also his brother Jim 
and family. We always enjoy ourselves with 
these New Enterprise Brethren. 

I went to Raystown on the evening of the 
12th, preached Friday evening, Saturday 
evening, Sunday morning and closed Sunday 
evening with communion service. This was 
my first opportunity to preach for these 
Brethren, but we got along lovely together, 



and they seemed to appreciate the serv 
The worst feature of it all, it was too si 
for the best results. These good bretlu 
like New Enterprise and Yellow Creek, n 
a pastor on the field. In the meantime 
will do all we can for them. 

J. S. COOI 



LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA 

Leaving Yakima Washington on FM' 
evening I arrived in Los Angeles on W 
day morning. Brother Paul Bauman 
me at the station and took me to the b( 
tiful new church on the comer of Fifth ■ 
Cherry, Long Beach. ' 

When I visited Long Beach eighteen yi 
ago there was no Brethren church in ; 
city. Today a marvelous plant stands i 
witness to the drawing power of the 'B 
of God when preached by a man of pc 
in the Holy Spirit; a man whose influ< 
not only makes this "the most spiri 
church in the city" and surrounding c 
munity but to whom many Bretl^ 
churches in the whole United States 
their very existence; a man to whom I , 
self can point as the one great sourc 
strength and encouragement in the 
years of my ministry. I thank God for 
man. 

This church is a maze of activity and^ 
activity is not "much ado about noth 
but is carefully guarded and cared fo, 
those who love the Lord. 

During my stay among these peoj 
made my home with Brother and S 
Nielsen, the old standbys of the Bret 
church in Southern California. This ii 
home of Miss Nielsen who is serving 
Lord in South America. 

One of the high points of this trip 
on Christmas day when I was invited 
the beautiful home of Brother and S 
Wall for Christmas dinner. Brother W 
doing a great work in the Bible £, 
League and also through the use of 
printed page. 

Another member of our Christmas d 
party was Brother Harry Cassel, one o 
foundation stones of the Brethren chur 
Philadelphia. Brother Cassel is a ra: 
man of prayer and I was indeed gU' 
learn that my name was among those 
are daily wafted to the heavenly tl 
from his lips. Only God knows how 
the success of the meetings in Washii' 
depended upon the prayers of the sail 
other places. 

Brother Bauman only has two chij 
(he ought to have a dozen) but they 
exploded the old theory that "Fieat 
kids are always bad" for they are bot 
tively engaged in the services of the 

I have never met a man who was < 
ing such a load as Brother Bauman ar 
a man who is so kind and considerate i 
individual. With the great load of Ft 
Mission weighing heavily upon his 1 
with the endless calls upon his time 
the church work here; with the great ai 
of mail constantly streaming into his 
from pastors and churches over the 
brotherhood, yet he takes times to sto 
enter sympathetically into conversatioi 
the people who are seeking more lig ^ 
their pathway that leads to glory. J 

Brother Bauman has written a new *j 
let on the "Tongues Movement" ' i 
should be in the hands of thousan 
God's people everywhere, for I know 
work so plain and convincing as thi^ 
let. Orders should be sent to him at 



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h, California, 1925 E. Fifth Street, 20c 

:opy. 

ly the Lord mightily bless the work 

pastor at Fifth and Cherry until he 

Whittier 

ad the joy of meeting with Brother and 
r Mayes and their people at Whittier, 
A^ednesday evening. Brother Mayes 

to be getting along fine and I thank 
for it, he is a loyal brother in the Lord. 

Recapitulation 
looking over the results of this trip to 
Vest I fiiid that it has resulted in the 
bution of some forty-seven thousand 

hundred tracts (47,300); seventy-two 
ssed conversions and reconsecrations 
es those who were the result of private 
irsation; eighty-two (82) new mottoes 
?race the walls in the homes of God's 
e; sixty-six (66) persons have a new 
mination to memorize more Scripture; 
• family altars were erected, several 
;ld Bibles and other good Christian 
ture was purchased. We give God all 
lory for we well realize that it is only 
gh him that we were permitted to have 
fruit. 

Home Again 
is has been a most enjoyable trip in 
;t every way but it is still true that 

is no place like home. Seven is God's 
bt number and why shouldn't I be glad 
t home, where seven people await my 
ig to give me a perfect welcome. I 
f God for my helpmeet and I well know 
Ivhen the rewards are given, Over Yon- 
phe will share in the harvest, for our 

rewards both those who go into the 
ct and those who remain so faithfully 
le stuff" at home. 

jinks be unto God for his unspeakable 
R. I. HUMBERD. 



mT OF RECEIPTS FOR HOME MIS- 
ONS DURING DECEMBER, 1930 

)te — All amounts are for General Fund 
ting those designated as follows: (K) 
Icky Fund, (E) Church Erection Fund. 
I (Continued from last week) 

r. Ch., Louisville, Ohio 30.40 

r. Ch., Waterloo, Iowa 

M. S K 25.00 

day school 20.97 

iraim Hoover 15.00 

1. Maggie Peck 10.00 

ry H. Miller 10.00 

. & Mrs. S. M. Whetstone . . . 10.00 

ipy Workers' Class 8.00 

& Mrs. D. G. Lichty 5.00 

& Mrs. E. B. Schrock 5.00 

& Mrs. H. A. Gnagey . . . 5.00 

& Mrs. A. E. Smith 5.00 

. Maude Hady 5.00 

3 Grace A. Pollard 5.00 

& Mrs. John B. Harbaugh . . 5.00 

& Mrs. L. L. Rulon 5.00 

3 Ethel Lichty 5.00 

jellaneous 62.08 

il • 206.05 

X. Ch., Roann, Indiana 

I & Mrs. 0. P. Comer 10.00 

& Mrs. B. E. Goltry 5.00 

& Mrs. Sam'l Anderson . . K 5.00 

ih Teague 5.00 

& Mrs. C. E. Baker 5.00 

& Mrs. Monroe Jones 5.00 

I. Lowman 5.00 

5 Mabel Shillinger 5.00 

• & Mrs. G. L. Maus 5.00 

r-Faithful S. S. Class 5.00 

'5 Blue S. S. aass 5.00 

t'liay school 23.89 



Sunday school K 5.00 

Total 88.89 

1st Br. Ch., Leon, Iowa 

Miks Taber 5.00 

Loose Offering 16.51 

Total 21.51 

1st Br. Ch., AUentown, Pa. 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Silberman 12.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Silberman . . .K 35.00 

Mrs. Wm. Hargraves K 5.00 

Winifred Hale 2.00 

Elsie Orcusto 1.00 

Mrs. Lizzie Kamoie 1.00 

E. E. Fehnel 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John Ogden 5.25 

Loose Offering K 1.00 

Total 67.25 

1st Br. Ch., Burling, Indiana 

Sunday school 22.38 

1st Br. Ch., Fort Scott, Kansas 

Mr. & Mrs. Thurman Orr 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. L. G. Wood 5.00 

Addie Cochran .25 

Total 10.25 

1st Br. Ch., Sergeantsville, N. J. 

Mr. & Mrs. Jos. D. Wilson 10.00 

Miss Bess E. Fisher 5.00 

Mrs. Charles W. Johnson 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Whitlock . . . 5.00 

Miss Ida S. Leigh 5.00 

Miss Margaret H. Wilson ...K 3.50 

Mr. & Mrs. Emmert R. Wilson . 3.00 

Mrs. Marietta Leigh 2.00 

Mrs. Anna Sylvester 1.00 

Albert Sylvester 1.00 

Church Offering 9.50 

Total 50.00 

Woman's Missionary Society, Hope- 
well, Pa 5.00 

Summit Mills Br. Ch., Summit Mills, Pa. 

Mrs. M. W. Werner 10.00 

Mrs. Austin Miller 5.00 

Cogregation 10.00 

Total 25.00 

Roanoke Br. Ch., Roanoke, Ind. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor 5.00 

Denver Br. Ch., Denver, Indiana 

Congregation 6.45 

1st Br. Ch., Hamlin, Kansas 

N. P. Eglin 15.00 

Mrs. Anna Eglin 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Cloud 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. C. Blanchard 5.00 

S. A. Shannon 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. G. F. Berkley 20.00 

W. M. S 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. B. M. Berkley 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. S. I. Miller 10.00 

Mrs. R. C. Berkley 2.00 

Virgil Hess 2.00 

J. F. Hombeck 1.00 

Church Offering 2.71 

Total 102.71 

Smithville-Sterling Br. Ch., Smith- 
ville, Ohio 

Mr. & Mrs. S. S. Fouch 5.00 

Reuben Steiner 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Beery 5.00 

H. J. Hortzler 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Weigley 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John Dintaman .... 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Hostetler 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. F. C. Long 5.00 

E. L. Steiner 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. S. Rutt 3.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. S. Rutt K 7.00 

Christie Graber 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Fouch 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Amstutz 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Swinehart . . . 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. K. Plank 5.00 

F. B. Hartzler 8.00 

Anna Fetter 5.00 



Loose Offering 13.25 

Total 116.25 

Nell Zetty, Phoenix, Arizona 1.00 

Calvary Br. Ch., Pittstown, N. J. 

Miss Florence Butler 2.00 

Mr. & Mrs. L. Barrick l!oO 

Mr. & Mrs. S. F. Weber 5.00 

Mrs. Edith Schubiger 1.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Tharp 5.00 

Albert A. Hann 5.00 

Mrs. Ella Race 5.00 

Miss Vianna Hackett 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. C. Hackett 5.00 

Loose Offering 2.00 

Total 36.00 

1st Br. Ch., Mansfield, Ohio 

Mr. & Mrs. D. Garber 5.00 

Mrs. Chester Lantz 1.00 

Mrs. James Hoover 1.00 

Mrs. Benton Beal K 1.00 

Sunbeam Class 1.65 

Mrs. Fred Boss 2.00 

Mrs. Ralph Miles 1.00 

Total 12.65 

Edw. W. Reineck, Spokane, Wash. 5.00 

1st Br. Ch., Lathrop, Calif 20.00 

1st Br. Ch., Goshen, Indiana 97.36 

2nd Br. Ch., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Young People's C. E K 15.00 

Young People's C. E. (Ford Fd) 15.00 

Total 30.00 

Bethlehem Br. Ch., Harisonburg, Va. 

Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Swartz 7.00 

Mrs. B. F. Landis K .50 

H. A. Logan 5.00 

Helen Spitzer 1.00 

Browning Lee Spitzer 1.00 

Mrs. Fred Spitzer 7.00 

Mrs. W. H. Randolph 1.50 

G. O. & Mrs. Showalter 2.55 

Elder J. M. Bowman K 8.00 

H. E. Bovnnan K 1.00 

G. C. Dowell 1.00 

Sunday school 7.40 

Loose Offering 1.23 

Loose Offering K 1.00 

Total 45.18 

1st Br. Ch., Ashland, Ohio 

Mr. & Mrs. Dyoll Belote 5.00 

Miss Amy Worst 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Hazen 2.00 

Paul Hazen 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Loren T. Black . . . 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ira D. Slotter 10.00 

Courtney Abbott .25 

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Miller 2.00 

Mrs. Sarah Keim 2.00 

Mrs. Hilda E. Carpenter 3.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Jos. E. Stookey . . . 2.00 

Elizabeth Leslie K 1.00 

Mrs. Hayes Sloan 3.00 

Mrs. R. M. Abrams 1.00 

Anna B. Holmes .75 

Lyda Wertman 1.50 

Alva J. McClain 5.00 

Esther Abrams E 10.00 

Belle P. Kilhefner 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Shively 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. G. J. McDonald 2.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. L. DeLozier 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Rumbaugh . . 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. B. Frank Zercher . . 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Beeghley . . . 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. B. Viers 2.00 

C. C. Louder 1.00 

Chas. A. Bame 5.00 

Mrs. Chas. A. Bame 5.00 

Miss Dorcas Bame 5.00 

Don M. Bame 5.00 

Carrie D. McCoy K 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. J. Worst 5.00 

Miss Helen Garber 2.50 

Miss Helen Garber K 2.50 

Mr. & Mrs. Benj. F. Zercher . . 1.00 



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JANUARY 17. 1931 



Virginia V. WT\it« 1000 

Mrs, EOu'l Harlev A Ruth Hariej- S.00 

Mr*. Eari MoKean 100 

Mrs, W. U Zinnuennan 100 

EliwlwUt Ralston K 6.00 

Mr. * Mrs. J. & Ha»en 2-00 

Witma Raer .25 

Willis Rier 25 

Mr. A Mrs. G<\v S. Baer 10.00 

Mr. A Mrs. K. M. Montw 5.00 

W. S- B<?ll 10.00 

MiscellatKwus 190<> 

Tot*l 2U.0<! 

rvanit'l Crvffonl, HallaiHiale. Fla. 5.00 

tst Br. Ch.. L<>s .\ng<»l<?s. Calif. 

Senior t\ E. K 15.00 

Gratis Br. Ch- Gratis. Ohio 

N. G. Kimmel 5.00 

Stella Zimmerman 5.00 

Misc^Uneous 24.46 

Total S4.46 

1st Br. Ch.. Btvtokvilte. Ohio 

Conjnrjration 1-50 

OM\jrr*>gation K 2.50 

Tot«l 4.00 

Gtenfoni Br. Ch.. Gl*«fotxl, Ohio . . 4.00 

1st Br. Ch. Fort Wajne, Imiiana 

Mt^ StrasbuT^ 2-00 

Mt^ Be^n Eia^r 50 

Chas. .\irler 2.50 

Rev. A Mr^ .\<iams 5.00 

Mr. A Mrs< H. Wat«TS 5.00 

Mr. A Mrs. .V. Etter 5.00 

Mrs. C, F>»nds 100 

.<. R Rian 2.00 

Mr. A Mrs. R. HoKferman 5.00 

Tot»l 2S.00 

1st Br. Ch., HajperstovTTi, Md, 

Junior Pept- S. & SO.00 

J. S. Heret«>r A Family 15.00 

Miss F^annie Sohimiel 15,00 

Mrs, E«a X. Bowy 10,00 

Ira rVxmev lOiOO 

C. Frank Mx-^T^ 5,00 

Mrs. C Fr&r.k Myers MO 

Miss Olive Myer? ." R.W 

Miss Ethel Myer* 5.W 

Mrs. J. P. SpeAien 5.«» 

Mr. A Mrs^ X. E. Fahirwfy 6-W 

Mr A Mr& J. C. SlMMk 5.W 

Mrs. Bewlah Lowmaa 5,00 

Mr. A Mt^ J. L, CuMdaa . . . 5.00 

Mr. A Mr<v H. C. KrHNs*'*' --- S-W 

Mrs^ J. R. LM«l>lia 5.00 

.VUen LoTiy ,»., 5.00 

Mt^ a W. Re*atti4 5.00 

Mr. A Mr<^ M, & RMcMwr .... &00 

Mrs^ E, G, Cost 6,00 

Mrs^ G««. M. Hedridc 5.00 

Rtty S)H««lMr 5j00 

OMick CMtari^ <Nl8» 

Ty*>i MS^ 

St« Br. Cb. Ftuliidd9U&, Pik. 

■is.A.FMts 5>00 

JtaMT C K. &.«• 

Hr. A Mis, L. S. KWk 5.00 

Mrs^ Mm H«St 5.M 

EdA SelMtfer K 5.00 

HelMi ScImm^ 5.00 

Bcc^Mws' Gbss &00 

Mri^ TUymMrf A4a»s SjM 

Mr A Mrs. 6. StPMk MO 

Mrs^ C R Lo«d C SjM 

Jwv<% MaSar &M 

Vrs^ F. i:«l«ssc SJM 

FTMlKaksse K SM 

FteAKatasse B SjOO 

Mwsbail SM 

C E. Society SJW 

Hr. A Mr;^ Vr. StaAer SjW 

Mr. A Mrs. &. Enkut SJO 

Mr A Mrs^ Sdntae 

Mis. G. C> A. IieH« 

P. Vessey ,.»,, ±St 

Mr A Mis. & C Wdte IjOO 



Mr A Mrs. G. C Welte K 1.00 

Christi.an Punjon 2.25 

Mrs. C, Spicer 1.50 

Sunday school 50.00 

Total 162,26 

1st Br. Ch., Flora, Indiana 

Lester Fife 6.00 

Katharine Miller, Jones Mills. Pa.K 6.00 

Linwood Br. Ch., Linwood. Md. . . 16.00 

1st Br. Ch.. Waiihington, D. C 

Mrs. C-arrie Bo\-d 10.00 

Mr A Mrs. R. I>onaldson 15.00 

Mr A Mrs. H. G Doolev 5.00 

H. R, Poolev 5.00 

Miss .A.Uce Gilbert 6,00 

Mrs. Martha Keller 5,00 

Rev. A Mrs. H. A. Kent 6.00 

Robert Merrick K 6.00 

Mr A Mrs. Munich 5.00 

Mr A Mrs. R. F. M>Ters 5.00 

Mr A Mrs- R F. Xevvvomer . . . 10.00 

Mr A Mrs, F. E:. Siiumons 10.00 

Mr A Mrs. Elmer Tamkin 15.00 

Mr A Mrs. Guv Tamkin 7.00 

Mr A Mrs. Oscar Ta\-lor 5.00 

F. M. West 5.00 

Senior C. E. 5.00 

Congregation 42.50 

Total 164.50 

1st Br. Ch.. FrottOBt, (Miio 

Mrs. John 6anng«r 5-00 

Mr A Mrs. D. W. Campbdl laOO 

Mr A Mrs. Wm. Gart>er 10.00 

Mr A Mrs Oliver Wintsr 6.00 

Rev. W. S. Crick A Family 5.00 

Mr A Mrs. Garden Gona\nns . . S.00 

Mr A Mrs. J. L. Peck S.00 

Mrs- George L«gecy 2.00 

Loose Offering Sj20 

Total 46,20 

1st Br. Ch., Manteca, Calif. 

Laura Larson 1.00 

Frank Larson 1.50 

Qkiis Pearson 1-00 

A. C Colony 1-00 

RavTOond Joksson -35 

Dr W. L. Wtesn 5,00 

J. R Coyt^tdaU 5.00 

Mel Stwoer 5,00 

Xa&an JoIgbsm 5.00 

Cong PCg itiwa 2.50 

Total 27.S5 

1st Br. Ck, Jobnstowa, Pa. 

Donas S. S. Cbss 25.00 

Loyal WoBien's S. S. Cbtss ..... 25-OD 

Mr A Mrs. & F. Fowdl 5.00 

Mr A Mrs. JUb«t Traaft 5.00 

Mr A Mrs. J. R Guater A Fuuiy 5.00 

J. C Leckey 5j00 

Mi& E. R WissiBeer 5.00 

Mrs. Lacy .\. Bfigfte 5,00 

Miss Bess Wi'-^i^gyr 5.00 

Rev. CE.AstaM» 5.00 

Mr A Mrs. C E. Aftett lOuOO 

Mr A Mrs. Saa Stiwfaun ... 5j00 

MrRobeitS^ K 5jOO 

Mrs. C J. BcOmui 5.00 

Mr A Mrs. F. M. Gaetowg ... $.•• 

Mrs. Bervya Bvaas 

IBss Gotmde Lake 

a E. SMXily SAO 

ao^ 

Kes Xusaiek OMk .Si 

Miss IBUicd Fteiy .SO 

First Brettw ihwik l4Sai 

IWtal 

ist Br. Gk, Oiiiiiiiin,li. Fa. 

**«I-i«y 

W. H. SdoAr IOjM ha 

Mrs. S. K. Binhith SjW «C 

W.G.EMCTC1 

<k««cr Sa^Aer 

Mrs. Giwver Snyder SjOO way.ke 

IGss Kose Sajider 



Mrs, George Smith 

George Smith 

Loose Offering 40 

Total 90.43 

1st Br Ch.. Winchester, Va. 

Church Offering 

Sunday school 

Total 87.00 

Mimiie Patterson, Philadelphia. Pa. 

W. S. Li\-eng<K>d, Meyorsdale, Pa. G 

W. S. Livengood, Meyersdale, PjuK Si 

Total 10.00 

H. H. Merritt, R^^ann, Ind S 

Total Receipts for tlie Montli of 
December, 1930 S5,5e 

R. PAUL MILLER. Sec>-etary-Tr«asB 

The Missionary Board of the Btcttu 

Cliurch, Berne. Indiana. 



MOPER-\TORS ADDRESS OF 
PENNSYLVANIA DISTRICT 
By Willis E. Bonk 

(EDITORS NOTE— We have two 
did addresses given by District Confe 
Moderators, but the limits of space in i 
General Articles department and the 
ent lull in church news leads us to 
them here. Otherwise publication woaU 
delayed unduly.) 

To the Brethren of the Pennsylvania ' 
trict in Conference assembled. I bring j 
ings: Upon the Moderator of this 
ence falls the duty, as well as the pr 
of taking stock of our common reso 
of noting our failures, and of making ; 
gestions for the future. To this ta<k. I s 
address myself with reference both to > 
Doctrine and the practice of the Oiuic> 

May we be roninded first of all, thafc 
are assembled here in Conference under' 
direction and guidance of our HeaM 
Fatjier, tfaroogh the saving grace ai 
Lord Jesus Christ, smd under the leada;{ 
of the Holy Spirit, who indwells us. TW' 
Triune God, we lift our hearts ar.d 
in praise and gratitade for the keepi 
another year and that we are i>ermitiM 
assemhie agsin ui annual Confe 
greet eadi otho-, and to plan the fW 
«x>ik of theehncftea. 

We are living in a day of oniest.- 
al, eeMKmk, social, and rdigkios. 
a ooaditMB wUdh '«e cannak afford to • 
look in seeing an nmleitstanfiig at I 
pnUens, bnt which too otOen, we have « 
iMked. We Bvethien are lookire at 
liiiiMrM'. as tt w w ^ they were a" peed 
tw on- wn <K ■wninrtiiHi As a matM 
tact, nany of them are 
wwi— tiwas «f the di^r. We are, di «l 
afected hif the wdi aniest, and 
iptfUl, the chMihua 4tf vAkh we ■< 
put axe affected in the 
faet Ges at the heart tf 
«« shaS see. 

1^ take Bate of aar l e a jo ar c ei. and to' 

oar £ulnies witih an eg* to Jutia* ' 

gi»e' 

of aH to «i«liMK of deetrne. For ■ 

9eais>itha6 heea the castMa amor^ Br 

to dMtaae. to i 

edi oar "^ecoiiar I 

are 

has reflK' 

to hi.BL[. I vi^ Aeai to nve att^ctii 




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^ interpretations; so the next pfoncration 
■jjf a choice is to be made, — would better 
►e the Whole Bible than our views of the 
Eble. This fact, together with our father's 
nervation of the effect of man made 
tteds on the larger churches of Europe, 
wsed them to declare that our creed 
;juld be only, "The Bible, the whole Bible, 
id nothing but the Bible." At the time 
) the adoption of this as a Creed or mot- 
, it was a distinctive cry, but it is no 
(.■fci- so. Does not the battle cry of an- 
II' denomination sound strangely famil- 
:' "The Whole Bible, for the whole 
uch, for the whole world." There are 
, fr preachers who can say quite as glibly 
t lliothren preachers, "The Bible is our 
J rule of Faith and Practice," and yet in 
ite of this, — their beliefs and practices dif- 
j greatly from ours. They do not prac- 
te Triune Immersion, or observe the ordi- 
uces of feetwashing and the Lord's Sup- 
)■, or Love Feast. Our plea no longer 
ukes us a distinctive people. Shall we 
In change our plea or motto ? No, by no 
Hans! But if the plea is to mean more to 

I than to others who use the same words, 

II must define what that more is. To fail 
ido so is to court disaster. 

^here has been prevalent in the church 
I many years past, the impression that to 
t)ke any doctrinal statement of any sort, 
ijirt from our motto, was to betray the 
i;nders of the Church, and to make a rad- 
ii change from our historic position. A 
ije thinking on the subject will show that 
]^ is not the case. As a matter of fact, 
im our earliest days, we have made state- 
rnts of faith and practice. If we go back 
tthe beginning of the Tunker movement 
tGemiany, we vdll discover that Alexan- 
; Mack and his co-workers were called 

n to define their position; and they did 
' They taught Triune Immersion as Apos- 
' c baptism and they practiced it. They 
:ght that the Love Feast was an Ordi- 
uce to be kept by the Church and they 
I cticed it. This defining of their beliefs 
il practices cost them much suffering by 
1 way of ridicule and persecution; and 
Irefore is not to be discounted. They fur- 
Ir defined their position in answering the 
ity questions submitted to them by cer- 
n Church leaders of their day; and in 
'BLISHING BOTH QUESTIONS AND 
i SWERS. In Mack's book, in which the 

I ve mentioned questions and answers 
I J be found; there is also, "A Conversa- 

II Between a Father and Son," which is 
1 ely a statement of belief of the Brethren 
' such subjects as. Baptism, the Lord's 
' iper, Ex-communication, Oaths, Love, 
■ rriage, and other subjects. Coming now 
'the Conference of 1882 which was held 
t Ashland, — certain Declarations of Prin- 
1 es were adopted. Among them this one 
Bound: "Resolved, that it is the sense of 

• convention that, as we are the time con- 

utors of the doctrines of the Brethren 

'U'ch, and have never strayed from the 

' irch founded by our fathers, nothing done 

his meeting shall be construed as seces- 

1 or departure from the original church 

jrganized in Germany, in 1708, or from 

principles of the Gospel as INTER- 

ETED by our fathers, until the interven- 

1 of human tradition and usurpation of 

iihority by men in control of Annual 

"Voting. In every principle of non-conf orm- 

t to the world and the practice of the 

Jipel ordinances, we stand where we have 

",ays stood, and by the grace of God al- 

"fs will stand." What is this but a re- 

J|rmation of original beliefs and practices, 



and the recognition of the need of interpre- 
tation. I have only called attention to a 
few of the statements which have been made 
during our history, but enough for the pur- 
pose in view: namely to show that any 
statement of doctrine is not a departure 
from our historic position, nor a betrayal of 
the fathers of the Church. 

(To be continued) 



We may either smother the divine fire 
of youth or we may feed it. We may either 
stand stupidly staring as it flares into the 
intermittent blaze of folly or we may tend 
it into a lambent flame with power to make 
clean and bright our dingy city streets. — 
Jane Addams in The Spirit of Youth and 
the City Streets. 



Supplement to Business Manager's 
Corner 

Something to Remember 

While we are asking for $10,000 to com- 
plete the payment for our building it should 
be remembered we have not asked for one 
penny for operating expenses since right 
after the close of the World War when print 
paper had advanced more than 200% in 
price. 

Four years ago we installed two new In- 
tertype machines at a cost of approximate- 
ly $9,000.00 for which we have just com- 
pleted payment from the earnings of the 
business, which goes to show that it is not 
to meet operating expenses that we are ask- 
ing for this Publication Day offering, but to 
pay for the building we occupy, YOUR 
buildinr, for any individual member of the 
smallest congregation in the entire brother- 
hood owns as large a share in The Breth- 
ren Publishing Company as any other mem- 
ber of the largest congregation, and the per- 
sonal responsibility is the same. Will each 
of us bear OUR OWN responsibility? Sun- 
day, January the twenty-fifth will tell. 

R. R. TEETER, Business Manager. 



SIGNS OF THE TIMES 

(Continued from page 2) 

will not go on forever. Perhaps this ac- 
counts of the gloomy predictions of some 
scientists. 



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UT the Christian Knows 

The Christian views the future more hope- 
fully. He knows, if acquainted vrith his 
Bible, that human civilization will not go 
on breaking down forever. One more great 
catastrophe is ahead, and then God will 
break into the stream of history by the 
Second Coming of his Son to establish a 
righteous Kingdom upon earth which will 
endure forever. 

It would be well for all men, "scientists in- 
cluded, to read the Book of Isaiah once a 
year. If read with an open and believing 
mind, it would guard them from an unwar- 
ranted optimism on the one hand and from 
hopeless pessimism on the other. 



Sunday School Notes 
(Continned from page 11) 

or that risk? One's splendid reputation, 
one's ability, one's cleverness, one's popu- 
larity can lead him into believing that 
God's law will make an exception of him. 
This very temptation is the cause of the 



• failure of many geniuses. An inspiring 
sense of one's mission, of one's call to a 
task may trip him up on this assumption 
of favoritism. Jesus was not interested in 
dramatic short cuts. He proposed to pro- 
ceed by the laws of God. He did not resort 
to magic. God is not to be tempted by the 
arrogant person who .strains laws to their 
limit. Thackeray's Becky Sharp ought to 
be an example to all who would try to walk 
on the brink of a precipice. 

"Jesus answered all these temptations 
magnificently by measuring them against 
his loyalty to God. He asked in each case 
what God's plan, God's wish would be. This 
mighty loyalty shifted all other matters into 
their correct places in the scene. This is 
the secret of meeting temptations." 

Help from the Heights 

The Word says Jesus was tempted of the 
devil. Let no man think he shall escape 
such temptation. The temptation is sure, 
but as our Lord received help from above, 
so may we, and the re-enforcing strength 
that comes down from the Father of all is 
all-sufficient. The pull of temptation can- 
not be felt when we dwell with God in the 
heights. 

Frank W. Boreham passes on a story told 
by Handley Page, th^air-man. When Page 
landed at Kobar, in Arabia, a large rat man- 
aged to get into his aeroplane. When Page 
was in mid-air he discovered the rat's pres- 
ence by the sound of gnawing behind him. 
Alarmed at the thought of the damage which 
those pitiless teeth might do, the aviator 
remembered that a rat is unable to survive 
in high altitudes. He determined to soar, 
and rose until he found difficulty in breath- 
ing. At length he venturied to descend to 
a lower level and upon landing he discovered 
that the rat was dead. 

There is help for the tempted here. When 
we feel ourselves endangered by the pests 
that molest our souls, we need only to rise 
to a loftier level of Christian living and of 
Christian attainment. — New Guide. 

"Filled with the Spirit" 

That is the secret of victory and leads 
into the' larger life made possible in Christ 
Jesus. We never really know Christ until 
we have the indwelling of the. Holy Spirit. 
"He shall glorify me," so we read. Dr. J. 
H. Strong says, "That is -the second great 
truth taught by the Scriptures concerning 
the Spirit. The Holy Spirit does not work 
apart from truth, and he does not choose 
any or all truth indifferently. The Holy 
Spirit is a teacher, and Jesus Christ is the 
lesson he teaches. The work of the Spirit 
is to make Jesus a bright reality to the 
spirit of man. That means first of all re- 
generation, a new life in the individual. It 
means also the opening of the gates that 
lead to a divine companionship. It means 
also guidance, in thought, prayer, and ac- 
tion. It means finally the glorification of 
the human personality, when the redeemed 
spirit and the raised body are reunited at 
Christ's coming." 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



COLUMBUS, OHIO 

The Cooperative Brethren church of Co- 
lumbus, Ohio, will hold a communion service 
on Sunday evening of January 18th, and an 
urgent invitation is extended to all of like 
faith, both in the Brethren church and the 
Church of the Brethren, to attend and share 
our fellowship. 

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Doubtless none of 
the Old Testament 
writers ever heard 
of psychology, and 
they likely would not 
have known what it 
meant if they had 
heard of it, but some 
of them either con- 
sciously or uncon- 
sciously were real 
psychologists never- 
theless; and they 
applied the funda- 
mental principles of 
psychology in a most 
effective manner. 
Thus when Isaiah 
said "precept must 
be upon precept, line 
upon line; here a lit- 
tle and there a lit- 
tle," he was stating 
one of the funda- 



mental principles of education that no modem system has 
been able to discard. 

One statement of fact, one presentation of an argu- 
ment, one appeal to either the reason or the emotions sel- 
dom gets the results desired. There must be statement 
after statment, argument after argument, appeal after 
appeal before adequate results can be secured. And this 
is why the editors of our publications, the members of 
the Board of Directors and the business manager of our 
Publishing House must write one appeal after another, 
one year after another to get results along the line of 
support of Brethren publications and of the Brethren Pub- 
lishing Company. 

This year we sent letters to all the subscribers of The 
Brethren Evangelist together with other printed matter 
appealing to them to give loyal support to all our publi- 
cations and urging them to make a really worth while IN- 
VESTMENT in THEIR OWN publishing house on the day 
set apart as Publication Day, and thus free the building 
from all indebtedness. 

One might think the appeal of these letters would be 
sufficient, and that nothing more would need to be said; 
but experience has taught us that it is not, and that the 
old prophet was exactly right when he said "precept must 
be upon precept, line upon line; here a little and there a 
little." And it is in harmony with this principle of phy- 
chology that we make these many appeals year after year. 

What of the Results 

Some of the results have been very satisfactory, while 
others have not been so much so. There are a number of 
members of the Brethren church that are as regular in 
their yearly payments toward the liquidation of the debt 
upon our building as they are in paying their taxes; and 
there are a number of congregations that are equally reg- 
ular. 

We could name a number of churches that have made 
contributions of sufficient amounts so that if every con- 



gregation in the brotherhood had done equally as well ac- 
cording to their membership the indebtedness would have 
been cancelled five or six years ago; and while it seems 
like "whipping the willing horse" to urge them to continue 
in their liberality, yet apparently there is nothing else to 
do. There are always some who won't and some whose 
burdens must be borne by those who will. 
The Widow's Mite 

The commendation by the Master of the poor widow 
who cast her all into the Lord's treasury was based upon 
a principle that is as eternal as time itself; and in the 
years we have been serving as Business Manager of the 
Brethren Publishing Company, we have seen this principle 
demonstrated time and again. For several years we have 
observed that a large portion of the individual contribu- 
tions that are received to apply on our indebtedness comes 
from widows. We have already received a number of 
such contributions since sending out our Christmas let- 
ters. 

Just a few days ago we received a letter from one such 
good sister with a five dollar bill enclosed together with 
the statement, "this bill was given to me for a Christmas 
present and I am sending it to you for a Publication Day 
offering." This is an expression of her faith in lier own 
Publishing House and of her love for her Master whose 
work the Publishing House is trying to carry on. One 
might be justified in applying to her the words of our 
Lord when he said "I have not found so great faith, no not 
in Israel." 

We feel certain that what a number of these widows 
have done could be duplicated many times over by thou- 
sands of our members who are not widows, and what a 
blessing such gifts would be, not only to the Publishing 
House but to the givers themselves. 

R. R. TEETER, Business Manager. 




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Vol. LIII 
Number 4 



THE 



January 24 
1931 



BRETHREN 
EVANGELIST 



Heart Throbs of Our Church Leaders 



XLIX— SPIRITUAL LIFE 
By H. H. Rowsey 



At the World's Mission- 
ary Congress a few years 
ago one of the foreign 
leaders arose and ,said, 
"We do not want the kind 
of Christianity you have 
here in America. You of 
America have only a mild 
form of religion. With 
this you would , inoculate 
the rest of the world 
against the real religion 
of Jesus Christ; just as a 
physician takes a mild 
form of smallpox and in- 
oculates a patient against real 
smallpox." (Washington, 1925.) 

This statement should cause ser- 
ious consideration and concern on 
the part of those vitally interested 
in the cause of the Lord Jesus 
Christ. We believe the statement 
is too general. Yet we know some 
profess but do not possess. Some 
have a form of godliness but deny 
the power thereof (2 Tim. 3:5). 
Many are lukewarm (Rev. 3:14ff). 
There is enough worldliness in the 
church to cause even the most 
optimistic to see the great need 
of a crusade with Christ for the 




deepening and quicken- 
ing of the spiritual life of 
the church. 

And this crusade should 
begin with personal exam- 
ination and reconsecra- 
tion. The Committee on 
the Spiritual State of the 
Churches could give impe- 
tus to such a crusade by 
presenting a challenging 
cooperative program. In 
the meantime, heart- 
searching and rededica- 
tion on the part of all, 
from the leaders to the least, should 
take place. We should be careful 
and prayerful, that in promoting 
the cause of Christ our methods 
and attitudes shall not be un- 
christian. We should ,so live that all 
with whom we come in contact may 
"take knowledge that we have been 
with Jesus" (Acts 4:13). If our 
loving Lord could give his life on 
Calvary's cruel cross, surely we 
should so live that our lives may be 
as lights set upon a hill. And, "all 
things are possible through Christ 
who strengtheneth us." 
Falls City, Nebr. 






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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



JANUARY 24, 193^ 



Signs of the Times 



by 
Alva J. McCIain 



G ETTIXG Ready for the Next War 

General Pershing, writing his personal 
memoirs of the late w-ar, declares that the 
great conflict might have been ended deci- 
sively in 1917 with the saving of thousands 
of Uves and billions of dollars, if the United 
States had been prepared. 

Immediately following Pershing's state- 
ment. Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley 
informs the public in an inten-iew what is 
being done to avoid such a situation in the 
future- "We have not failed to profit." he 
says, "by the lessons we learned in 1917 
and 1918." 

For ten years since the war. expert army 
officers have been surveying the country's 
probable needs in the next war. and careful 
plans have been drawn up for the mobiliza- 
tion of resources of both industry and labor. 
"For years." he reveals, "we have been 
searching out and listing factories suitable 
for the production of guns, planes and the 
many items on our list." Plans have been 
drawn up in detail showing exactly what al- 
terations are to be made in converting fac- 
tories to desired war uses. 

Raw materials, power and transportation 
facilities are included in these sweeping sur- 
veys and plans. "Labor leaders are assist- 
ing" in developing the program. "Indus- 
triad interests" are cooperating in formulat- 
ing the broad and intricate plans which have 
been worked out or which are in course of 
preparation. 

In the next war "every citizen must do 
his full duty to the nation in its time of 
need, whether he be assigned to a lathe back 
home or to serving a cannon at the front." 



E, TROPE in the Meantime 

Is trying to organize a Federation of 
European States, obviously for the double 
purpose of avoiding war among themselves 
and to present a solid economic front to- 
ward "rich Uncle Sam." Briand. versatile 
Flinch statesman who initiated the scheme, 
is finding the path beset with obstacles. Ger- 
man and Italian representatives insist that 
Russia and Turkey must be included in the 
plan, lest Europe be divided into two great 
armed camps. 

Presiding at the opening session of the 
conference at Geneva, Brismd frankly 
warned its members of the danger if they 
fail to get together. "We must avert a rup- 
ture of post-war equilibrium because, in 
view of the prevailing spirit, there is danger 
of the disappearance of Europe's civiliza- 
tion," he said. "Never at any moment of 
post-war history has the menace hanging 
over European economics stood out so 
strongly." 

From the standpoint of European welfare 
and safety, it will be essential to secure a 
united Europe. But from the standpoint of 
American safety, it will be hoped that the 
proposed federation will faiL 

No matter what the outcome is, whether 
Rossia is shut out or taken in. she wiU do 
as she pleases. The present Russian gov- 
ermnent has but one guiding principle, the 
ultimate worid triumph of the Communist 
State. When the League of Nations was in 
ivoeess of formation, Trotzky was asked 



whether Russia would join it. He answered, 
"Yes. if we can use it." 

France, in mortal fear of both Russia and 
Germany, struggled for armed security. 
Germany, fearing Russia less than she hates 
France, contends for equality of aniiament 
among the nations. Mussolini has but one 
ambition, the exaltation of Italy. England 
cannot join an economically solidified 
Europe without trouble with her dominions. 
The United States, confident of her own 
ability to care for herself in any crisis, 
watches developments and prepares for the 
worst. 



very animal upon which our Lord woui 
ride into Jerusalem, and recorded it seve 
al hundred years before the event took plac 



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HAT shall we do to be saved? 



I HE Tragic Paradox 

Nobody wants war. E>verybody knows 
that the next one will involve the world and 
will probably leave civilization in ruins. But 
all nations continue frantically to prepare 
for war. The ambassadors of peace ironic- 
ally scrap a few obsolete battleships while 
the chemists go on creating new poison- 
gases. And the wise men have discovered 
no formula to prevent the nations from de- 
stroying themselves. 

Twenty-five or more centuries ago, a Bib- 
lical prophet with high irony described the 
situation thus: 

"Proclaim ye this among the nations; 

Prepare war; 

Stir up the mighty men; 

Let all the men of war draw near. 

Let them come up. 

Beat your plowshares into swords. 

And your pnming-hooks into spears; 

Let the weak say, I am strong. 
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Let the nations bestir themselves, 

And come up to the Valley of Jehosha- 
phat; 

For there will I sit to judge all the na- 
tions round about. 

Put ye in the sickle; 

For the harvest is ripe: 

Come, tread ye; 

For the wine-press is full. 

The vats overflow; 

For their wickedness is great. 

Multitudes, 

Multitudes in the Valley of Decision! 

For the day of Jehovah is near in the Val- 
lev of Decision."— Joel 3:9-14 ARV). 



A MODERN War Chariot 

On January ninth the speediest armored 
tank ever built was exhibited before L'nited 
States Army experts. It is powered with 
a 338 horse-power airplane engine, carries 
a crew of two men behind steel armor with 
machine gun and cannon, and is able to 
travel at a- speed of ninety miles an hour. 
The inventor has spent ten years in develop- 
ing the machine. Even traveling across 
rought country it can make 45 mUes an 
hour on its caterpillar tracks. 

^^Tiat would an old-fashioned army do in 
the face of several thousand tanks of this 
kind? 

Perhaps Nahum saw some of these mod- 
em war chariots in his astonishing vision of 
the latter times. Read the description in 
chapter two, verses three and four: "The 
chariots shall be with flaming torches in the 
Day of his preparation. . . . The chariots 
shall rage in the streets; they shall jostle 
one against another in the broad ways : they 
shall seem like torches; they shall run like 
the Ughtnings." 

H such prophetic visions seem incredible, 
do not forget that Zechariah described the 



This is the question upon the trenibHn 
lips of the world today. Scientific discovej 
ies have given man a control over his nu 
terial environment which is almost incrw 
ible, bringing to us a vision of the possilri 
ity of an economic millennium. But no \ 
has been found to prevent man finally froi 
using his own scientific creations to destro 
himself. Is there no hope for a solution? 

The divine answer was once given, an 
has never been altered: YE MUST B 
BORN AGAIN. Apart from the Life an 
control of Jesus Christ, the world is dooroe* 
Science and human learning have improTe 
life immeasurably, but they cannot creat 
anew the hearts of men. Only Christ ca 
do that. If the Church has spent more tim 
declaring the saving power- of Christ, an 
less time on a thousand lesser things, tt 
prospect might be more hopeful. But ti 
Church, intrigued and awed by the evane; 
cent success of a material civilization, ht 
too often turned aside from her exalted cal 
ing to worship lesser gods. Gold in its plac 
is a useful commodity, but when turned int 
the form of a calf and worshipped it di 
bases human life. All the work of materi; 
science in its own proper place is altogethc 
worthwhile, but when exalted as a subst 
tute for the spiritual power of the Son c 
God it will at last destroy the very thi» 
it sought to improve. 

Y*E MUST BE BORN AGAIN— is or 
formula that wiU never be changed. Eve 
when Christ comes back to earth, as he wii 
one of these days, to completely estabtb 
his rule and Kingdom, it will still be true 
"Except a man be bom of water and-of tt 
Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom < 
God." 

Jesus Christ was our Substitute, but thei 
is no substitute for Jesus Christ. He alar 
can save. Until men learn this they kno' 
nothing in spiritual concerns. 



IN THIS NUMBER 

CaU Jesus Lord by the Holy Spirit 
—Editor, 

Editorial Review, 

Some Brethren Church Leaders — M. 
M. Shively, ;... 

They Have Given! Have We? — F. 
C. Vanator, 

God's Dealings with His Own — Flor- 
ence Gribble, 

The Voice of Blood — Robert Strong, 

Significant News and Views, 

Studies in the Scriptures — C. F. 
Y'oder, 

The Family Altar— T. C. Lyon, 

The Art of Teaching — K. M. Monroe, 1 

Editor's Notes on the S. S. Lesson, 1 

Christian Endeavor Week — E. M. 
Riddle, 1 

A Week's Tithe for Krypton— H. W. 
Koontz, 

The General Secretary's Appeal — 
Gladys Spice, 

Letter from Miss Carter, 

News from the Field 12-: 

The Tie that Binds, 

In the Shadow, 

Announcements, 

Business Manager's Comer 



GEORGE S. BAER 
Editor 

R. R. TEETER 
Business Manager 

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Call Jesus Lord by the Holy Spirit 



aul declares that no man can call Jesus Lord but by the Holy 
tit. In other words, the natural man cannot really know Jesus ; 
^ the Holy Spirit can reveal him. Spiritual things are spirit- 
[y discerned. Paul knew this by experience. Had he not been 
[uainted with Jesus the man and looked upon him as a great 
, but could see no more in him ? And when Jesus did not be- 
e as a mere man should and when his followers treated him as 
,, did he not become incensed over what seemed to him a pious 
id and set out to cnish the heresy ? But in the midst of %h.e 
1 of his persecution, the Holy Spirit laid hold of his heart and 
1 became suddenly able to hear the voice of Jesus and to call 
"Lord." Henceforth he was to Paul very much more than a 
i; in very truth he was the Son of God and his Savior and Lord, 
earning cannot enable a person to know Jesus so as to call him 
jd. If any man should ever have been able to know the Lord 
us by means of the abundance of his intellectual attainments, 
t man was Saul the Pharisee, who had been schooled in all laws 
': customs of the Jews and in all the philosophies of the Greeks. 
'1 was possibly the greatest intellectual giant of his time and 
ioubtedly the most scholarly man among the Jews, outstripping 
ji his famous teacher, Gamaliel. But with all his learning he 
Id see nothing more in Jesus than an ambitious, well-meaning, 
misguided Jewish teacher. It took the Holy Spirit to open his 
5 to the real truth and cause him to see and to call Jesus Lord. 
!^ it is just as futile for men of learning today to attempt to 
be who Jesus is, except for the Holy Spirit. The worldly 
Ided man, however learned, can no more look into the face of 
|us and see the revelation of the Father without the interpret- 
' influence of the Spirit of truth, than the naked eye of man can 
old the fact of the distant star and read the character of its 
ig and the course and speed of its flight without the aid of the 
scope. It is simply beyond his powers of perception. No man 
hope to answer by much learning the question as to who Jesus 
ir to teach men concerning his Lordship, if his mind has not 
n enlightened and his heart warmed by the presence of the Holy 
rit. 

lere knowledge of the Scriptures will not enable one to call 
IS Lord. One might learn the Scriptures by heart and become 
iliar with every event in his life and every recorded word that 
from his lips and yet not know Jesus as Lord. Saul the 
risee knew the Hebrew scriptures as few men did and doubtless 
. acquainted with the Messianic prophecies and the claims of 
ist as proclaimed by Stephen and the Apostles, but could not 
Jesus Lord until he had experienced the renewing and reveal- 
power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus as Lord is not a mere fact 
I history that one may know and evaluate as one might know 
sar or Napoleon. The historicity of Jesus is beyond question, 
I the fact that at the center of the Christian religoin there is a 
I the fact that at the center of the Christian religion there is a 
i orical person is of no small significance. But to know all that 
be known about the historical Jesus does not thereby enable 
< to call him Lord. Jesus as Lord is far more than a person of 
oiy, he is a great spiritual Being, a living Presence, a vital 
Uty in the daily life, made perceptible by the operating influ- 
12 of the Holy Spirit. He who has not given place to the Spirit 
jod has not known Jesus as Lord. 

ne may be a member of the church today and yet not know 
lis as Lord. To be sure one of the usual requirements of 
rch membership is to confess Jesus as the Lord and Savior of 
ikind, but not all such confessions are made sincerely and intel- 
ntly, and not all are made in faith. If with the mouth conf es- 
is to be made unto salvation, with the heart a man must truly 
eve unto righteousness, or the whole process is empty and 
ningless. He who joins the church in thoughtless insincerity is 
ited nothing thereby. He has the form of godliness, but lacks. 



the power and vitality thereof. If the soul speak not the words, 
the tongue had better keep silent. If the heart has not laid hold 
on the Son of God by faith, the lips cannot truly call him Lord, 
and no membership in the visible church can change the situation. 
We need to know Jesus as Lord and Christian people need to be 
able to present him as Lord. We need that more than anything 
else. A speaker recently emphasized the need of presenting Jesus 
as man, a man much like the men of our day, claiming that by so 
doing his power over men would be increased. If he was right, 
then Paul was wrong. It is true that the humanity of Jesus must 
not be forgotten in our teaching, but if we allow him to rest on 
the plane of a mere man, he will fail in his mission as Savior and 
Lord. It is not the man but the God-man who saves men, and no 
one can call Jesus Lord but by the Holy Spirit. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



"God hath made of one blood" — that is the touchstone of broth- 
erhood. 

Sacrifices are necessary to emancipate the soul from selfishness 
and from the love of and dependence upon physical things. 

The liquor traffic is a lawless institution; it never obeyed the 
law and never will. 

However we may wish to explain the purpose of baptism, still 
the words of Jesus remain, "Except a man be bom of water and of 
the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." 

The Business Manager has a message in his department this 
week. Among other things he announces the mailing of the An- 
nuals tms week. 

Brother Frank Gehman of Krypton, Kentucky, says he is unable 
to send clothing bags to folks who fail to send both name and 
address. Some one please help him out by sending the address 
you failed to send. 

Sunday school workers, especially adult workers, will be inter- 
ested in the article that Prof. Stuckey provides this week for his 
page. Dr. K. M. Monroe, Adult Division Superintendent, is the 
writer and his theme is "The Art of Teaching." 

The editor is pleased to resume this week the monthly messages 
of Dr. Shively on "Brethren Leaders of Yesterday," but is sorry 
not to have been able to secure a cut or picture of the late Brother 
R. Z. Replogle, who is the subject of Dr. Shively's sketch this week. 

Send your offerings taken on Publication Day, January 25th to 
Brethren Publishing Company, Ashland, Ohio, and mark them 
"Publication Day Offering." Do it promptly after the offering has 
been lifted and you will make glad the heart of the Business Man- 
ager, Dr. R. R. Teeter. 

Brother Homer Anderson has not written for the Evangelist for 
a long time, but he writes an interesting letter this week. He has 
been serving the Pleasant Grove, Iowa, congregation for more than 
two years as pastor. During the year just closed, nine were added 
to the church by baptism. He says interest is increasing of late 
and signs of new life are to be seen in this old but staunch and 
fruitful rural church. 

The first reminder of the year about General Conference comes 
to us this week from Brother Freeman Ankrum, secretary of the 



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JANUARY 24, 1931 



Executive Committee. He is right when he says it is not too soon 
for the various organizations that are to have a place on the Con- 
ference program to begin fonnulating their departmental programs. 
It has been said that a hint to the wise is sufficient. Wonder if it 
will be? 

We are informed that all money for the Benevolence Board is 
to be sent to Rev. G. L. Maus, Roann, Indiana, who is the newly 
elected secretary of this Board. Rev. Fred C. Vanator is the pres- 
ident of the Board and Mr. Frank Roscoe is the treasurer. But 
do not forget to make a note in your memorandum book that the 
money for the superannuated ministers is to be sent to Brother 
Maus at the above mentioned address. Every pastor and church 
treasurer should have this address. 

Brother R. I. Humberd has placed in our hands a neatly printed 
pamphlet of 18 pages, which he has written on "The Virgin Birth," 
illustrated with a chart. This is an important item of our common 
faith and is ' a doctrine on which many are seeking more light. 
Many of our readers will recall Brother Humberd's treatment of 
the theme in his "Studies in the Scriptures" last year. Those de- 
siring a copy of this thoughtful study may secure it directly from 
Brother Humberd, as per his advertisement in this issue. 

Brother L. A. Myers, the faithful pastor of the church at Mor- 
rill, Kansas, reports his church having gotten started off well in 
the new year. The pastor and family were given an expression of 
good will at the Christmas season. The church and its various 
departments are maintaining good interest. Four new members 
have been added to the cnurch recently, two by letter and two by 
baptism. The Sunday school and the W. M. S. are given special 
commendation for their successful leadership in their lines, and 
helpfulness to the church. 

Brother H. H. Rowsey, of Falls City, Nebraska, in a personal 
note to the editor, says the work of his parish is moving forward 
in an encouraging way. The attendance at the church services is 
"better than ever before," he has "received more members by bap- 
tism than ever before, the Sunday school is taking rapid strides 
forward" and "the Sisterhood of Mary and Martha hopes to be 
the largest in the brotherhood soon." He says they "have always 
had a flourishing W. M. S. and his good people are giving him the 
most loyal and hearty cooperation. The enthusiasm of Brother 
and Sister Rowsey must be contagious, they are getting it, and that 
certainly means success. 

Brother W. S. Crick writes of the progress of the work at Fre- 
mont, Ohio, where he is the much appreciated pastor. Important 
among the events reported was the Annual Homecoming and Anni- 
versary service, when Brother S. C. Henderson was the special 
speaker of the day and when .f336.50 were raised to apply on the 
building debt. This is not a large church, but it is large in cour- 
age and strong in determination to keep steadily on whittling away 
at their church debt, and one of these days they will have it down 
to the point where they will be able to take care of themselves 
without the aid of mission money. The church closed the year 
with all bills for current expenses paid and with plans effected for 
insuring against deficit for months to come. 

Brother D. R. Murray, pastor of the Cooperative Brethren 
church at Columbus, Ohio, is not only making good use of his 
Rotospeed by sending out monthly messages and announcements 
of the month's church program, but is making use of some of the 
masterpieces of religious art printed in colors. His pastoral let- 
ter announcing the communion .service has a beautiful multi-colored 
reproduction of DeVinci's painting of the Lord's Supper pasted in 
a tasteful arrangement at top of his letter. That reminds us that 
Brother H. H. Rowsey of Falls City, Nebraska, used colored inks 
in reproducing Christmas and New Year's illustrations in the 
church calendars he ran off on his rotospeed. We mention these 
by way of suggestions to other pastors. 

Christian Endeavor department is considerably extended this 
week over what it customarily is, and it is primarily due to the 
fact tnal Christian Endeavor Week is just ahead of us and there 
are many things that need to be said about it by our national offi- 
cers and otners interested. This week not only do President Riddle, 



Stewardship Superintendent Koontz, and Secretary Spice have mes- 
sages, but a very interesting letter is publi.shea from Miss Lyds 
Carter, Endeavor-Missionary at Krypton, Kentucky. A real Chris- 
tian Endeavorer will certainly find it hard to maintain his stand- 
ing before his own conscience and the eyes of fellow Endeavorer; 
without cooperating in the tithing program for Christian Endeavoi 
Week. 

Of more than ordinary interest is the fact of the deatn of Mrs 
John A. Myers, or Mother Myers, as she is widely known. Brothei 
G. T. Ronk records it this week among the obituaries and her pas 
tor. Brother H. W. Anderson, makes comment about it in his news 
letter. She passed to her reward on December 4, 1930, and a ricl 
reward it must have been, judging from the contribution she madi 
to the kingdom of God. She has given two daughters to foreigi 
missions and one son was an applicant for sei-vice abroad. He 
daughter, Estella Myers, was one of the group to pioneer the misr 
sionary enterprise in Africa. May God bless the memory of sucl 
a mother to the good of all, as well as to uie inspiration of he j 
chilciren. This obituary, along with others, has been delayed ii 
publication for three weeks on account of the crowded conditioi 
of the news department. 

If you are planning to put your church on the Evangelist Hono' 
Roll, do it now. If you cannot complete it before the close of Jan' 
uary and will write us, we will allow you the special rates for ne\ 
subscribers, if you will complete your canvass of homes in the ver'j 
near future. To Christian Endeavorers who may wish to put th 
Evangelist in the homes of their members, we will extend th ' 
special rates through Christian Endeavor week. One new sub 
scription $1.35. One renewal add one new both for $3.00. Rene\ 
your place on the Honor Roll at the regular Honor Roll rates an 
if you do it immediately, all new subscriptions included may b 
paid for at the $1.35 rate. One man recently paid for nine nei 
subscriptions out of his own pocket foi* the sake of the cause 
Others are making gift subscriptions at the special rate, but onl 
one new with each renewal is allowed at the special rate. Let 
have every church canvassed that is not now a 100 per cent sul 
scriber. Your time is short. Do it now. 

Brother George A. Copp, prominent leader among our Vjrgin' 
churches, writes that he has been a subscriber to The EvangeKi . 
for forty-six years. We congratulate him on his record. The lal 
E. L. Yoder and Brother A. L. Garber were the editors in 18^ 
when he became a subscriber, and Brother Garber, we are glad 
say, is still actively engaged in the printing and publishing buf 
ness in Ashland. He also calls up some interesting early expi 
riences in Maryland and Virginia and in doing so he does a se 
vice to all of this later generation. It is both interesting and hel 
ful to be made acquainted with the pioneering experiences of tho; 
who laid the groundwork for present-day success and convenient ,, 
Those wlao shared in those early experiences are becoming fewJ 
with each succeeding year, but we are glad to note that as mail 
remain as do. Perhaps there are other long-time readers wl | 
have some interesting experiences to recount. Thanks to yo 
Brother Copp. 

Brother W. R. Deeter writes of his work at Carleton, Nebrasli 
where both he and his wife are linked up vsdth a heavy and van 
program. We are glad to note that all the special days have be , 
observed and offerings lifted. The financial depression has hit th jj 
section rather hard, but the church is not despairing under t J 
weight of it. The Methodist and Brethren churches of that villa i 
have decided to cooperate under the services of one pastor Sf 
Brother Deeter is serving the two, giving half time to each chur I 
and the churches going 50-50 on the expenses. Each church is ,i 
maintain its own distinct organization and denominational du 
trines and practices. But it appears that they have a consei-vatij 
theological viewpoint in common. This is not a wholly unique li 
periment of this sort within our church, but it is still quite new t ; 
we shall be interested in observing how it pans out. It is prod' 
ing increased interest, and doubtless a lightening of financial b 
dens, and if the spirit of loyalty to denominational ideals can 
successfully maintained with such an arrangement, it may po 
the way to the solution of problems for others of our hard pres 
village churches. May God bless the faithful pastor in his lead,- 
ship. II 



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)me Brethren Church Leaders of Yesterday, 
as I Knew Them 

XXV— Elder R. Z. Replogte 

By Dr. Martin Shively 

He is remembered by men of my own age as a lon^ 
ne resident of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, an enthusias- 
: and everlasting champion of the prohibition of the li- 
or traffic, a faithful and helpful member of all the gen- 
ii conferences, and district conferences of his own state, 
thorougli believer in and lover of the whole Book, a 
lolehearted and constant friend of all who responded 
the name of "Brethren." He was born near New Ef>- 
rprise, Pennsylvania, in 1846, and spent his early life 
ere, on a farm, and by the way, his early relations to 
e church are indicated by the fact that the Annual 
jeting of 1877 was held on that farm. During all the 
;er years of his life, his home was in Johnstown, and 
ter the terrible liood of 1889, in which he and his fam- 
■ were among those caught in the swirl of waters, he 
ed in the Westmont section of the city, high above the 
ssibility of harm from the Conemaugh river or Stor- 
eek. But he lived over, again and again, that tragic 
ent, as he recited the experiences of that catastrophe, 
inquiring friends, the horrors of which he and his fam- 
' had faced, as his home was swept from its founda- 
ms, whirling round and round in the mad waters, until 
lodged against a solid school building, into which he and 
3 family escaped. But not all in the house were so for- 
nate, for a guest in the home was drowned. 
Brother Replogle became a Christian in 1876, and one 
ds an indication of his standing in the church in the 
:t that four years later he was chosen by his brethren 
serve in the ministry, a field of service into which he 
jtered with enthusiasm at once, and with much evidence 
God's blessing. Early in his ministry there developed 
the church differences of opinion, which led at last to 
unhappy division, a result which he with others tried 
d to prevent, but when it came in spite of them, he 
it his lot with the Brethren, and to the end of his days 
earth, he remained a loyal son of that church He at- 
»ded all of the early conferences of the denommation, 
ing his counsel in the formulation of its policies, and 
ving as pastor of his home congregation at New Enter- 
se, and later served the church in Johnstown for a 
r. Still later he entered secular fields of endeavor but 
er wavered in his primary interests, which were al- 
ys found in the chui'ch and its effort to evangelize the 
•Id. 

cannot recall just when I met Brother Replogle first 

am pretty sure that it must have been at my first 

eral conference, which was held at Ashland in 1887. 

w much of him in after years, for our paths crossed 

ijeach succeeding general gathering of the church, and 

tvas my privilege to be a guest in his home at least sev- 

Hl times. Next to his church, which stood as the visible 

'uresentative of his God, he gave unstinted devotion to 

i| family, rejoicing much with its members in the suc- 

itjses which crowned the efforts of each. The good that 

'^s in him was due to his loyalty to the God who made 

i:X and the Redeemer who saved him, a fact which was 

M peculiar to him alone, but is equally true of us all. 

(lis last years were made less joyful to him because be 

1.1 fallen a victim of apoplexy, which left him crippled, 

|Jil the Lord called him from labor to reward. His bodv 



They Have Given! Have We? 

By Rev. Fred C. Vanator, President Benevolence Board 

Yesterday they were presenting the message of the 
Gospel of the Son of God from our pulpits. Today they 
are waiting and watching to see if the church has for- 
gotten their effort and sacrifices. Many of you who read 
these lines owe the fact of the impulse of the love of 
Christ coming into your heart to the preaching of these 
men of God who now have passed from the active min- 
istry to what is known to us as the superannuated. Not 
because it is their desire, but rather because force of cir- 
cumstances has compelled them to give up the active 
work. 

Think back, if you will, a few years and see what they 
have done for the work of the church. Some who have 
been receiving the meager pittance which is supposed to 
stand for the appreciation which we as a church have 
voted to them, have already passed to the greater and 
better reward which the Lord has for his servants. But 
there are others who are still looking to us as a church 
to express our appreciation through the dollars which we 
give at the time of the Benevolent offering in the month 
of February. What are YOU going to do about it? 

Not many days since I received a report of the distribu- 
tion of this fund for the quarter ending in December. 
Permit me to let you brethren into a secret. Only about 
one-fourth of sufficient funds are available for the pay- 
ment of the coming quarter. Now the Benevolence Board 
is your servant. But we can only distribute that whicli 
YOU SEND US TO DISTRIBUTE. We realize that this 
is a very close time. But we also realize that never be- 
foi'e has the purse-strings and the heart been so touched 
as during these past days. We have given of both our 
abundance and out of our want. We have helped those 
who were less fortunate, feeling that it was a call of God 
to help. The task before us this year is to feel this next 
call of God to help our brothers and sisters who have 
given their best days to the propagation of the "Faith, 
once for all delivered to the saints." 

Brethren, we know not what we might say that would 
draw your attention to this needy field of labor. We 
simply say, put yourself in their place and then do as 
you would like to be done by. Share with them that 
which God in his infinite mercy has seen fit to deliver to 
you for your work as a steward of the manifold mercies 
of God. 

As I said in the beginning, some of these for whom we 
ask your assistance are undoubtedly men and women who 
have meant much to your lives and Christian experience. 
Would you turn them away now? Would you forget their 
need? 

We are asking that the offering for Benevolences be 
taken either February 15th or 22nd. When sending in 
your offering please note that the Board has been reor- 
ganized and all money for the Benevolences, (some call 
it the Superannuated Fund), is to be sent to 

Rev. G. L. Maus Secretary, Roann, Indiana. 

Do not send it to anyone else for it will make it neces- 
sary to forward such money to Brother Maus. Please 
note this and inform your officers as to the change. 

Brethren, we leave the matter in your hands. Give in 
Jesus' Name. 

Peru, Indiana. 



m the beautiful cemetery near his late home, and 
s he rests from his labors, and his works do follow 

Ashland, Ohio. 



The value of the Bible lies in its message. A Chris- 
tian may spoil his testimony by a single mistake in living; 
the Bible message stands as it is written, and shines by 
its own light. — Shearer. 



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God's Dealings With His Own 

By Dr. Florence N. Gribble 

God is a God of benediction. He loves to bless. He has 
many ways of visiting blessings upon his own, and yet 
many as are these ways, we may perhaps form of them 
a brief and simple classification. 

God deals with his own in addition. In Acts 2:41 we 
find one stupendous example of his addition. On the day 
if Pentecost there were added to the church three thou- 
sand souls. Further on in the chapter we find that "the 
Lord added to the church daily, such as should be saved," 
and in Acts 5:14, "and believers were the more added to 
the Lord, multitudes both of men and women." In Acts 
11:24 again we find a reference to God's beneficent deal- 
ing with his own in addition — "much people was added to 
the Lord." 

But God is not alone a God of addition. He is as well 
a God of subtraction. Job learned this when he said — 
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be 
the name of the Lord." Are we willing to receive God's 
blessings in addition and not in subtraction ? Yes, we are 
willing, had we our own choice, that he should not deal 
with us in subtraction. The bride who stands joyously 
at the altar, as the joy of home and husband is added 
unto her, shrinks from the subtraction of the grave. The 
mother who receives with loving arms the little one ten- 
derly laid therein on the day of its birth, shrinks as later 
she stands by the death-bed of that same little one. Yes, 
we long for addition, we shrink from subtraction. We 
only learn true depths of Christian rejoicing when we re- 
alize that God's thoughts are not as our thoughts. For 
him ofttimes subtraction is addition. When our loved ones 
for example are absent from the body, they are present 
with the Lord, added unto him. The sorrowing mother 
who stands tremblingly by the sick bed of her darling 
child, can find swift and sweet comfort, whatever may be 
the outcome of the illness, if she will but remember that 
sweet and precious promise "they also which sleep in 
Jesus will God bring with him." 'Thus her child is added, 
not only to God himself, but in his perfect time again to 
her in the fullest and completest restoration. 

And then, God deals with his people in multiplication. 
In Genesis 17:2 we have the promise "I will multiply thy 
seed," and in Genesis 22:17 "in multiplying I will multi- 
ply thy seed." We are willing that God should multiply. 
Let him multiply our friends, let him multiply our com- 
forts, let him multiply our blessings, let him multiply our 
usefulness, and we walk before him rejoicing. And this 
is well. Let us accept nmltiplication when multiplication 
is God's will for us. 

But are we willing for the division and separation which 
comes wlien loved ones leave us for mission fields, espe- 
cially for those regions beyond which are found the '-e- 
motest frontiei's of the earth? If not, let us learn that 
God deals with his own in division. Not alone in permit- 
ting separation, but in man.\- other ways. In 1 Cor. 12:11 
we find, "dividing to every man severally as he will." In 
Galatians 2 we find that not only does God divide his 
gifts, but that he sometimes calls upon us to stand in de- 
fense of his own principles and his highest will, although 
it may mean seeming division from beloved and honored 
fellow workers in the Lord. What if Paul at Jerusalem 
had said "I will go with the majority?" What if he had 
been unwilling for the division which placed him with 
the Lord Jesus alone? What if he had been unwilling to 
say "I will hold to the Head," but had held to some lesser 
part of the church which is his body? What if the long 
array of mart.\-rs had felt that schism in the church was 



a thing not to be tolerated, had yielded to the major 
and bowed to the edicts of man ? Let us rejoice that tl 
were willing to suffer death, to suffer martyrdom, in 
der that God might be magnified. "Religion," said a 
mous French woman, as she went to the scaffold, "h 
many crimes are perpetrated in thy name." Let us 
member that one and God are a majority, let us reme 
ber that unity is essentially with the Lord Jesus, s 
while we never divide ourselves because of personal pr 
erence or opinion from our brethren, let us cling to hf 
cost what division or separation it may from others 

Yes, God deals with his own in all the processes of ari' 
metic, and, as we have seen that with God subtraction 
often addition, so we shall see that with him also divis 
is often multiplication. Thus has it become that throui 
out all ages "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of i 
church." Tlie division of the soul from the body; 
division of the beloved member of the family from " 
heme; the division of one who holds to the Lord Je; 
from the erring remnant of the church ; all these thii 
have always been and shall always be eternal multipli 
tion. 

There is a glad day coming when all subtraction si 
be reversed ; when all division shall be inverted ; and wl^ 
added to the Lord, we shall rejoice throughout etem 
in his presence, in company with his multiplied and c( 
pleted church, when we shall forget that God ever had 
deal with us in subtraction and division, and when 
shall cry, "Now unto the King eternal, immortal, im' 
ible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever i 
ever." 



The Voice of Blood 

By Robert Strong 

Delivered at the First Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif or 

It is said that the ropes and cords of the British n; 
in the days of sailing ships were identified as his Ma. 
ty's property by a red strand woven in their cen' 
Wherever a rope was cut, the red thread would be se 
The Word of God has a red line of another kind runn 
through it: the red line of blood. From Genesis to Rt 
lation the subject of blood finds a prominent place : 
is one of the chief elements revealing the marvelous ui' 
of the Holy Scriptures. 

The Pattern 

The first direct mention of blood is in the story of C 
and Abel, Genesis 4. Abel by faith offered an accepts 
sacrifice to God. Cain's was rejected and he himself 
buked by the Lord. In a fit of jealous rage Cain str 
his brother down, killing him. And the Lord said to C 
"What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's bl 
crieth unto me from the ground." The first human bl' 
spilled in a wilful act of violence became a voice crj 
to God for justice and judgment. 

From that day to this the voice of blood has appe) 
to God for retribution. Every drop of blood shed [ 
crime and violence has cried out, as did Abel's, to 
avenged. War has exacted a fearful toll of blood. St 
on the great battlefields of France, the Somme, the 
gonne, Verdun. Silent and peaceful they may now se 
yet had we but ears to hear we should be deafened by 
awful cry going up from them. It is the voice of 
blood of thousands upon thousands of slain soldiei'S 
ing, "O God, avenge our blood upon the instigator 
this horror, war!" And even the blood of the gentle r 
tyrs, many of whom died forgiving their persecutors, 
peals to God for justice upon the unrepentant. In R! 



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ions 6:9, 10 we hear them say, "How long, Lord, 
y and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood?" 
e universal cry of the shed blood of the human race is 
• judgment. The voice of blood is a- vengeful and 
morous -one ; its din is ever increasing. Perhaps the 
f of God's answer to it is not now far distant. 

The Plea of the Blood of Christ 

rhere is one exception to the rule that the cry of shed 
od is always an appeal for retribution. The plea of the 
od of oiir Lord Jesus Christ is for mercy, not jus- 
3; for forgiveness, not vengeance. Hear the very 
3 ; for forgiveness, not vengeance. Hear the very words 
the Savior as the blood spurted from his wounded 
1-pierced hands and feet: "Father, forgive them." 
ose divine words are a key to the meaning of Calvary, 
contrast to the voice of Abel's blood, the shed blood of 
rist appeals for mercy ; and it secures it. By virtue of 
; shed blood of his Son, God can and does forgive sin- 
's, whose sin caused Christ to die for them. "The blood 
Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin" (1 John 1:7). 

The Purpose of Its Shedding 

;t is sadly true that there are many who profess to see 
ite a different meaning in the death of Christ. Some 
nk he died a martyr to a sublime ideal, a helpless vic- 
1 of persecution. Others hold that Christ died as an 
imple of the love of God and that his life, not his 
ith, is of foremost value to the world. The Scriptui-es 
itain no such teaching. They set forth a very diffei"- 
] purpose behind the shedding of Christ's blood. 
f'rom earliest times man, estranged from God by sin, 
Droached him through the blood of sacrifice. Why was 
hat God respected Abel's offering and not Cain's? Abel 

faith came to God through the shed blood of a lamb. 
ly did the angel of death spare the firstborn of Israel 
the night he slew the firstborn of Egypt? Israel was 
iier God's protection, which was symbolized by the 
|od of a lamb sprinkled upon the doorposts. The whole 
the Old Testament system of worship was based oil the 
i-ordained principle of blood atonement given in Levit- 
s 17:11: "the hfe of the flesh is in the blood: and I 
'e given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement 

your souls ; for it is the blood that maketh atonement 

the soul." God's Word says that "without the shed- 
g of blood is no remission" (Heb. 9:22). Every Old 

tament sacrifice was an acknowledgment of the guilt 
attendant penalty of sin and of the substitutionary 

sacrificial aspect of atonement. The Passover and ?11 
(ceeding sacrifices were as index fingers pointing ahead 

he one perfect Sacrifice of Calvary. And how strik- 

y these sacrifices testify of Christ ! The burnt off ei-- 
for example, speaks of our Savior suffering the fires 

eath for his own. The sin offering foreshadows One 
should bear in his own body our sins. The peace 

ring typifies him who made our peace with God 

ugh his atoning death. 

ilebrews 10:4 teaches us that such animal sacrifices 
' Id never "take away" sins. These sacrifices availed, 

• ever, to "cover" them (which is the meaning of the 
I )rew word translated "atone") in anticipation of the 
M'ifice of Christ, the Lamb of God. That was why sac- 
1 ;es had to be continually "made; new sins required new 
arifices. But when the infinite, sinless Son of God died 
fjthe cross, his death made possible for all men final 
complete salvation from sin. Thus we learn from He- 
ll ivs 10:14: "For by one offering he hath perfected for- 
*|f them that are sanctified." 

The Preciousness of the Blood of Christ 

he blood is the life, the Scripture says. When the 



Lord Jesus shed his blood, he gave his life (the life of the 
Second Person of the Godhead!) as a sacrifice for sin. 
This gives to the blood of Christ its inconceivable value; 
it is the price paid for our salvation. So it is we can sav : 
"In him we have redemption through his blood" (Epn. 
1:7) ; for we beheve in "Christ Jesus whom God hath set 
forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood for 
the remission of sins" (Rom. 3:25). True believers know 
through definite experience the soul-cleansing power of 
the Blood. It avails for them today as effectually as for 
the apostles of old. 

The shed blood of Christ has made peace between us 
and God; has opened a new and living way of access to 
the Father; has washed us from our sins; has made it 
constantly possible to obtain cleansing from the sins of 
each day; has purchased our very bodies which are one 
day to be endowed with immortality. It is little wonder 
that Peter speaks of it as the "precious blood" of Christ 
(1 Pet. 1:19). We joyfully echo his words, for we know 
that every spiritual blessing that is ours was made avail- 
able for us by the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

If we esteem the blood of Christ, much more do'^s 
Heaven. There our risen Lord by virtue of his atoning 
work ministers effectually as our Advocate with the 
Father, ever making intercession for us. And as we see 
in Rev. 5:9, it is the fact that he shed his blood for the 
world that will make the Lamb worthy to open the "sealed 
book," the "title deed" to the Earth, and assume the hon- 
ors pertaining to his terrestrial Kingdom. Christ "be- 
came obedient unto death, wherefore God hath highly ex- 
alted him." 

It is eternally true that the Blood of Christ appeals m 
God for mercy upon all who by faith claim itt sin-cleans- 
ing power. Let no man, however, dare to hold the Sav- 
ior's blood in light esteem. It was a fearful price to pay 
for human redemption and God's righteous wrath will be 
visited upon the one who dares to disdain the precious 
blood of his Son. "He that despised Moses' law died with- 
out mercy. ... Of how much sorer punishment, suppose 
ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under 
foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the 
covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing? 
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living 
God." There, in Hebrews 10:28-31, we have God's esti- 
mate of the blood of Christ. Only through the Blood is 
there salvation. Faith in Christ who gave his blood, his 
very life, for man's sin, alone can save. Whoever spurns 
God's mercy in Christ, upon him irrevocably will come 
God's wrathful judgment. 

An English preacher riveted the attention of every per- 
son in his congregation one Sunday morning when, in con- 
cluding a sermon upon the subject of salvation from sin, 
he said, with telling emphasis and deliberation: "There is 
a question asked in the Word of God that the demons of 
Hell, if we could put it to them, could not answer. Neither 
is there a man upon earth who could reply to it. And if. 
somehow, we should be able to enter Heaven this morn- 
ing and reverently ask Almighty God to answer it, he 
would say, 'It is unanswerable!' My frtends, this is the 
the question : 'How shall we escape if we neglect so great 
salvation ?' " That same question needs to be challeng- 
inglv asked todav of every individual: FRIEND, HOW 

will you escape if you neglect so great 

Salvation? 

Long Beach, California. 



Missionaries have brought the nations of the East in 
closer touch with the nations of the West. They can-y 
only the good of the West to the East. It is commerce 
that carries the evil. — Anon. 



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SIGNIFICANT NEWS AND VIEWS 



CRIME COSTS UNITED 



STATES FIVE BILLION DOLLARS 
A YEAR 

Dr. William Healy, of the Judge Baker Foundation, of Boston, 
and the Yale Institute of Human Relations, in an address at Wes- 
leyan University, December 5, speaking on "The Psychological and 
Social Origins of Crime," said that at any one time 100,000 per- 
sons in this country were in correctional institutions, and he placed 
the annual cost of crime to the nation at $5,000,000,000. 

"Crime is peculiarly a phenomenon of companionship and of 
youth," he said. "Delinquent trends appear between the ages of 
fourteen and sixteen and crime reaches a peak in the age group 
between twenty and twenty-four. The extent to which it is a phen- 
omena of companionship is shown by the fact that 90 per cent of 
juvenile delinquents commit their oifenses in companies of two or 
more. Crime also is a phenomenon of youth. The great majority 
of offenders repeat their offenses. There is always a large similar- 
ity between their early crimes and their last."— The Evangelical- 
Messenger. 

NEWSPAPER PUBLICITY 

We were pleased to learn that Mr. Lindbergh had at last pro- 
tested in good earnest against a certain kind of newspaper pub- 
licity he and his family had been receiving. When some reporters 
followed him on his honeymoon and for eight hours, in a noisy 
motorboat, circled about his boat at anchor in a New England har- 
bor, it was vulgarity of a bestial stripe. And when another re- 
ported attempted to bribe a servant with $2,000 to "betray family 
secrets," it is regrettable that he could not have been indicted and 
jailed. 

The newspapers have greatly aided Mr. Lindbergh in his promo- 
tion of air travel, but there is a line to be drav?n between that 
and personal curiosity. We are not surprised that some reporters 
should be found willing to do such work, but we are certainly sur- 
prised that editors would give space to their indecencies in their 
columns. It gives us another opportunity or occasion to say that 
our estimate of public men if gathered only from newspapers, 
ought commonly to be held in abeyance until we learn more. — 
Moody Monthly. 

IS YOUR RELIGION CATCHING? 

Religion is contagious. Perhaps that sounds as if religion is a 
disease. But this would be a soiTy world indeed if disease were 
the only thing that could be caught. Good things are as con- 
tagious as bad things — even more so. You catch smiles, don't you ? 
When a child smiles at you, the most natural thing in the world 
is to smile in return. One would have to be badly soured if he did 
not respond in kind to a smile. When you are all gloom and you 
meet a cheerful person, your gloom vanishes in spite of yourself, 
and you have actually caught the sunshine from the heart of your 
friend. You catch cheer because cheer is catching. And it is 
something to which you are susceptible. When you meet a relig- 
ious person you begin, pretty soon, to be religious also — if you are 
not already i-eligious. It is to be admitted that there are some 
kinds of religion one is not likely to catch. But the kind one does 
catch is the kind he will want to catch — the attractive kind that 
makes one want to be good, that wanns the heart and drives away 
the blues. If you have that kind somebody is sure to catch it 
from you. If your religion isn't catching, there is something 
wrong with it. And it is well enough that the wrong kinds of re- 
ligion are not catching. — Religious Telescope. 



STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES 

By C. F. Yoder, B.D., Ph.D. 



What is the orifjin of the day of rest? 

"God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it" (Gen. 
2:2,3). 
How did man lose his rest? 

"Inasmuch as thou hast eaten of the tree ... in the 



in 



sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread" (Gen, 
When was man again given the day of rest? 

"On Mount Sinai thou didst ordain thy sabbath" 
9:13, 14). 
What special day did the seventh day sabbath commi 

orate? 

"Remember that thou wast a servant in the laiw 
Egypt, and that Jehovah thy God brought thee out \ 
a strong hand and outstretched arm; therefore Jehoi 
commanded thee to keep the sabbath daj" (Deut. 5: 
From what works must we rest in order to enter the 

of God? 

"For he that hath entered into his rest hath ces 
from his own works, as God did from his" (Heb. 4:10 
How then are we saved? 

"Not by works of righteousness that we have done, 
by his mercy he saved us, by the laver of regenera 
and the renewing of the Holy Spirit" (Tit. 3:5). 
Why must we abandon the righteousness of the lav 

have rest? 

"Not by works lest any man should boast" (Eph. 2 
Why did not the Israelites enter into this rest? 

"They did not enter because of disobedience" {]! 
4:2-6). i 

When they lost their promised rest did they also lose 

symbol of that rest, their sabbath? j 

"I will make to cease your joy, your feacts, your < 
moons and your sabbaths and all your festivities" ( 
sea 2:11). 
Why was the sabbath called "perpetual" if it was to 

appear? 

"Let no man judge you in respect to . . . the sabba, 
which are a shadow of things to come, but the body i 
Christ" (Col. 2:16, 17). 
What prophecy indicates that there will be a perp^ 

spiritual rest? 

"From month to month and from sabbath to sabl 
shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the L 
(Isa. 66:23). 
In making the seventh day sabbath to cease did ; 

change his word? 

"If thou wilt not hear the voice of Jehovah, not 
among the nations shall thou rest" (Deut. 28:15, 
"My sabbaths they greatly profaned" (Ezek. 20:13), 
When their sabbath ceased did the promise of rest* 

cease? 

"There remaineth a rest for the people of God" (. 
4:1). 
Who are the people of God? 

"Begotten to a lively hope by the resurrection of J 
Christ from among the dead, ye who in time past ^ 
no people, now are the people of God" (1 Pet. 1:3; 2: 
Does "the people of God" include both Jews and Gent' '' 

"By one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, \\' 
er Jews or Greeks" (1 Cor. 12:13). 
How, then, do we enter into that rest? 

"We who beUeve do enter into rest" (Heb. 4:3). 
Do believers have the same day of rest as before? 

"If Joshua had given them rest he would not then 
spoken of ANOTHER DAY" (Heb. 4:8). 
By whom was this other day announced? 

"He (God) again determines a certain day, sa i( 
through David" (vs. 7). 
Where does David speak of this "another day" of r " 

"This is the day that the Lord hath made. We v 
glad and rejoice in it" (Psalm 118:24). 
To what day does he refer? 

The day when "the stone which the builders rej( « 



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3 same is become the head of the corner" (vs. 22). 
10 is the stone rejected by the builders? 
'Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom God raised from the 
id ... is tlie stone set at naught by you builders, which 
become the head of the corner" (Acts 410, 11). 
w was the stone placed as head of the corner? 
'Was declared to be the Son of God with power by his 
lurrection from the dead" (Rom. 1:4). 
is the resurrection a sign to the Jews? 
'No sign shaU be given to this generation (race) but 
; sign of the prophet Jonah, for as the prophet Jonah 
s three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so 
ill the son of man be three days and three nights in 
; heart of the earth" (Mt. 12:39). 
lat relation has the resurrection to our salvation? 
'He hath regenerated us to a hvely hope by the resur- 
;tion of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Pet. 1:3). 
w should we worship God in this new day of rest? 
^The true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit 
in truth" (Jn. 4:23). 

his the way in which John kept the day? 
I John was in the Spirit on the Lord's dav" (Rev. 
0). 

this communion of the Spirit the rest that was prora- 
ted? 

fin strange tongues will he speak to this people to 
bm he said: this is the rest" (Isa. 28:1-12). "When the 
' of Pentecost was fully come . . . they were all filled 
h the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues" 
its 1:1-4, 11). 

iv is this rest in the Spirit manifested? 
The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made 
free from the law of sin and of death" (Rom. 8:2). 

V does he liberate us from the law of sin? 

Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the law of 
flesh" (Gal. 5:16). 

V does he free us from the law of death? 

If ye are guided by the Spirit ve are not under the 

" (Gal. 5:18). 

this dispensation do we have v/ork first or rest first? 

Ye are saved by faith (first), created in Christ Jesus 

gooa WORKS (second) (Eph. 2:8-10). 

his the order of the law? 

Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the 
saying that the man who DOES these things (first) 
1 LIVE by them" (second) (Rom. 10:5). 
t fatal error do they commit who keep the Jewish 
bbath? 

eing ignorant of the righteousness of God, and going 
t to establish their own righteousness, they have not 

f ected themselves to the righteousness of God" (Rom. 

is the error fatal? 

e are empty of Christ ye who would justify your- 
*es by the l?w; ye have fallen from grace" (Gal. 5:4). 
<'/ do believers fulfill the law? 

All the law is fulfilled in one word, Thou shalt love thv 
frhbor as thyself" (Gal. 5:14). 
*at should we do when Judaizers try to make us return 

) the law? 

'Debates concerning the law avoid for they are unprof- 
^le" (Tit. 3:9). 
i'it does Paul call the law? 

|Be not entangled again in the YOKE OF BONDAGE" 
n. 5:1). 

It is the yoke that gives us rest? 

fake my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am 
k and lowly in heart, and ve shall find rest unto your 
" (Matt. 11:29). 

(To be continued) 



Zhc family Hltar 

By T. C. Lyon 

Daily Readings and Suggestions 

(Keep with your Bible) 

MONDAY 

Mark 14:1, 2; Matt. 23:13. How different might have 
been the history of the Jews, and of the whole world, 
if it had not been for the jealous scheming* of the 
priests and scribes! The common people were so eager 
to follow him that the priests feared an uproar if it 
should become known that they had taken him. The 
woe pronounced in Matthew 23:13 was spoken against 
all who place any obstacle whatever between men and 
their Savior. Dear Lord, may we never, by word or 
deed, do anything that will rob men of their Savior; 
may we rather go forth proclaiming that the Son of 
man is come to seek and to save that which is lost. 

TUESDAY 

Mark 14:3-9. There are many mentioned in the 
Scriptures who are remembered only because of the 
cruel indignities they heaped upon the Son of God. 
From, John 12:1 it appears that the woman who an- 
ointed Jesus was Mary, the sister of Martha and Laz- 
arus. How much better to be remembered because we 
have done the best we could with what we had than 
to be remembered for our blasphmous mistreatment of 
the Master! May he be able to say of each one of us 
in that day when we shall all stand before him, that 
we have done what we could! 

WEDNESDAY 

Mark 14:12-16. Jesus knows just where every disci- 
ple of his may be found, knows his circumstances, and 
just how willing he is to give of his self and substance 
for the cause of the Master. He told his disciples just 
where they would find such a man, gave them a sign 
by which they would recognize him, and when, they 
had gone they found everything even as he had told 
them. The unknown disciple furnished the room and 
undoubtedly helped prepare the passover meal which 
Jesu^ never ate, and he too is remembered for this 
blessed service. It is reassuring, too, to remember that 
no matter what the errand, when we go at his com- 
mand we shall find everything even as he said. 

THURSDAY 

Mark 14:17-21. What a season of uneasy heart- 
searching must have followed for the twelve, at Jesus' 
words! Probably none of them suspected Judas any 
more than they suspected themselves. To be sure, none 
of the eleven thought they would ever do such a thing, 
but Jesus had said it would be one of them. May we 
ever search our hearts, making sure that we shall in 
no wise betray our Lord and Master! 
FRIDAY 

Mark 14:22-25. What a precious symbol Jesus left 
for the Christian church in this ordinance! Whenever 
we take part in it we call to mind the sufferings of 
Jesus, his body that was broken in place of mine, his 
blood that was shed for me. With this precious sym- 
bol he has linked an equally precious promise: some 
day he will drink a new covenant with his people in 
the kingdom of God. How all who love him should 
look forward to that day! 

SATURDAY 

Mark 14:26-31. How we should love him as we real- 
ize how well he knew what lay just before him and yet 
went forth calmly that he might give his life a ransom 
for us all. He spoke of his death and of his rising 
again, and yet they sang a hymn and went out! 

As we think of Peter's bitter experience, we are re- 
minded how false is any hope placed in ourselves; let 
us trust only in him, and in his strength! 

SUNDAY 

Mark 14:32-42. We are not here concerned with the 
sleepy disciples, although they may well typify the 
church today. Let us rather think of Jesus' sorrow for 
the sin of the world — sorrow so great that he spoke 
of it as "unto death." Let us never forget that sin 
that could cause such sorrow and suffering to God's 
son is very real, a thing to be ever on guard against 
in our own lives, a thing to save others from. Let us, 
like the Master, pray! 



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W. I. DUKER, 

President 
Goshon, Indiana 

E. L. MILLER 

Vice-President 

Maurertown. VirQinia 



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N. V. LEATHERMAN. 

General Secretary 
South Bend, Indiana 

M. P. PUTERBAUGH, 

Treasurer 

2210 Maple Ave.. 

Evanston, Illinois 



The Art of Teaching 

By Dr. K. M. Monroe, Adult Division Supt. 



This is a subject in which every Sunday 
school teacher should be interested. There 
is a science of teaching which can supply 
us the mechanics of success, although we 
must have, along with the mechanics, the 
message of God's Word and a personal ex- 
perience of Christ. Teaching is an art that 
cannot be mastered in a day nor a year. It 
is a life long study. Some teachers are 
bom and others are made. Very often the 
teacher made is greater than the teacher 
bom. 

I. The Greatest Need of the Sunday School 

1. A teacher with a definite experience 
of Christ as his Sa^aor and Lord is needed 
for every Adult Bible Class. This need, we 
are sure, is fulfilled in the schools of our 
brotherhood and, therefore, it is not the 
greatest need of the present day. 

2. A teacher with a prayer life in which 
he upholds before the throne of Grace, not 
only his own problems but also those of his 
class. Our teachers, realizing their respon- 
sibility in standing before their class Sun- 
day after Sunday, and also cognizant of 
their imperfections and inabilities petition, 
doubtless day by day, for guidance of the 
Holy Spirit in presenting the Word. Prayer 
is needful; we do not have too much of it. 

3. Every adult teacher should carefully 
prepare his lesson before endeavoring to 
teach it to others. All teachers could well 
study the Bibles more and yet, for the most 
part, the teachers know sufficient of the 
Bible to teach others. 

In discussing the greatest need of our 
Sunday schools we have mentioned, in a 
negative way, three very important prereq- 
uisites of an adult teacher. 

Positively we believe the greatest need of 
our Sunday schools is teachers who teach. 
Obviously it is true that a person may be 
called a Sunday school teacher and not be 
able to teach a class. His name may be on 
the record book as teacher because he has 
accepted an invitation to teach, but this fact 
does not make him a teacher in the ti-ue 
sense of the word. 

Amos R. Wells splendidly sets forth our 
point in the foreword to his commendable 
little book entitled, "Teachers that Teach." 
He says, "There are teachers that do not 
teach. To say that they are in the majority 
would be to get oneself into trouble; there- 
fore 1 will not say it. But, to put it in an- 
other way, there arc multitudes of pupils 
that are not learning; and where the pu- 
pils are not learning, teachers are not teach- 
ing. The only evidence that a teacher has 
taught is a pupil who has learned." 

II. What is Teaching? 

1. Teaching is not telling. One of the 
most common errors on the part of Sunday 
school teachers is the tendency to think that 
telling a thing is teaching. It may be a 
part of the teaching process. "If you talk 
to a person and he does not hear", if you 
use language he cannot understand, if you 
tell him but he does not learn— there "has 
been no teaching." 



2. Teaching is not hearing a recitation. A 

person can only recite something he has 
previously learned. Recitation on the part 
of the class members may enter into the 
process of teaching but it, in itself, is not 
teaching. 

3. Teaching is not commenting on the 
lesson. Many teachers accept the Sunday 
morning hour by commenting on the lesson 
sentence by sentence and verse by verse. 
Again this is an important step in the pro- 
cedure but alone it is not teaching. 

Does a teacher really teach when students 
do not learn? 

If we accept the definition, "teaching is 
giving an opportunity to learn," we may 
answer that a teacher may be said to be 
teaching even if no one in the class is learn- 
ing. However, rejecting the definition as 
being inadequate, we are compelled to con- 
fess that we do not teach unless our schol- 
ars learn. We would rather agree with H. 
Clay Trumbul who writes, "Teaching is that 
part of the twofold learning-process by 
which knowledge which, is yet outside of 
the learner's mind is directed toward that 
mind; and learning is that part of the same 
twofold process by which the knowledge 
taught is made the learner's own." This 
leads us to note that both the teacher and 
the student must be active upon the lesson. 
Part of the teaching process is to induce 
this activity on the part of each member of 
the class. 

III. Essentials of Teaching 

1. Know who you are to teach. Adult 
psychology should be studied by those who 
teach adults just as adolescent psychology 
must be studied by grade school teachers 
who instruct our children. This alone is a 
life long study but one that abundantly re- 
pays any who are vsdlling to pay the price 
of mastery. 

2. Know what you are to teach. Not 
only the immediate lesson under discussion, 
but gain a comprehensive knowledge of the 
plan, history, and spiritual teaching of the 
whole Bible. This requires hours and hours 
of systematic Bible study, but no teacher of 
adults should be content until he gains these 
objectives. 

3. Know how you are to teach. It is just 
as important for our Sunday school teach- 
ers to know how to teach the Word of God 
as it is for our grade school teachers to 
know how to teach reading, writing and 
arithmetic. 

As a Sunday school teacher you may be- 
lieve yourself to be handicapped. Do not 
be discouraged! Do not give up! Handi- 
caps are normal. Accept yours without sur- 
prise and make up your mind you will suc- 
ceed in the art of teaching in spite of them. 

Books are indispensible in the process of 
the mastery of the art of teaching. On the 
Gospel of Luke, which we will be studjang 
almost entirely until next July there " are 
two books we wish were in the hands of 
every Adult Bible Teacher of the brother- 
hood. First, "The Gospel of Luke," by C 



R. Erdman, $1.00. Second, "Studies on 
Four Gospels" by W. S. Moorehead, $2.( 

Also we may add that Ramsay's 1: 
"Luke the Physician," $3.50, is most schc 
ly and gives late archaeological mati 
bearing on the Gospel. It is well worth 
price of careful study. 

"Teachers that Teach" by Amos R. W 
$1.00, vsdll make any teacher, who caret 
studies same, better. These may be 
chased from our Brethren National Sui 
School Association, Ashland College, 
land, Ohio. 

Ashland, Ohio. 



A TEACHER'S ODE TO LOVE 

Though I teach with the skill of the gi 

est of teachers. 
And have not love, 
I am become a thing for mere display, 
A discordant note in my School of Relij 

Though I am an artist in story, music, 

drama, 
And though I have the keenest underst; 

ing of modern theories 
Regarding democratic processes; 
Though I have all faith so as to overc 

the most stubborn obstacles to prog 
And have not love, 
It profiteth me nothing. 

Though I give all my time and my resou 

to teaching. 
And though I consume n\y strength in o 

work. 
Yet have not love. 
It profiteth me nothing. 

Love suffereth patiently and is kind; 
Love knoweth neither envy nor- jealous; 

other teachers, 
Love is herself teachable; 
Is not boastful of success. 
Does not behave unbecomingly when 

methods are proposed, 
Seeketh not to exploit the child for pers' 

prestige; 
Is not easily overwrought; 
Doth not brood over slights, 
Rejoiceth in that which is genuine and t 

Love patiently beareth discouragement 
She trusteth the best in children, ho)' 

for the best, 
And confidently waiteth for the best to > 

quer. 

Love never faileth. 

Whether there be liberal or conserva 

theologies, they shall be changed; 
Whether there be variant ideals of edi 

tion, they shall be reconceived. 
For we know but little and we teach 

imperfectly. 
When that which is better is discovered, !■ 

which is surpassed should be discontini 

When I was but a child in my own rdij 

I spoke as a child, 

I felt as a child and I thought in chilf 

patterns. 
Now that I am striving for religion woi 

of my years, 
I should put away the prejudices of 

childish. 

Even yet I see as through a darkened I 

ror. 
Some day I shall see clearly. 
Now I know but in fragments 
Then I shall know fully, even as fully i 

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N abideth faith, hope, and love, these 

iree, 

i the greatest of these is love. 

adapted by Sophia L. Fahs from the writ- 

3 of St.' Paul in the thirteenth chapter 

<'irst Coriflthians. 



Editor's ISelect Notes on the 
Sunday School Lesson 

(Lesion for February 1) 
Jesus.fhe Great Physician 

ripture Lesson — Luke 4:31 to 5:39. 
rinted Text— Luke 4:38-44; 5:12-16. 
eTotional Reading — Isa. 53:1-6. 
slden Text — Surely he hath borne our 
fs, and carried our sorrows. — Isa. 53:4. 

Introductory Note 

gap of at least three months occurs be- 
;n our last on the temptation of Jesus, 
hich John inserts the early Judean min- 
', John 1:19 to 4:54. There is also a 
sformation from Christ's preparation to 
actual accomplishment of the ministry, 
introduced by the Synoptics by a prop- 
immary of Jesus' message. Mk. 1:14 — 
; Mt. 4:12— ch. 7; Lu 4:14— ch. 5. Luke, 
lad of giving a summary of Jesus' teach- 
inserts a sample of it in the Nazareth 
lurse, 4:16-30. After this he follows up 
listorical course of the life of Christ. — 
After being driven out of Nazareth 
■e he had spent nearly 30 years of his 
Jesus came to Capernaum, a city of 
ee, 4:31, and from that time on it was 
point of departure on his missionary 
!, and to which he often returned. Mt. 
9:1. — Illustrator. 

Comments on the Text 

Capernaum, 4:31-44. The leading 
;s here are the casting out of a demon, 
3-35; and the healing of Peter's wife's 
er, vs. 38, 39; both of which are re- 
d to in Mk. 1:21-31; the latter also in 
!:14-18. Christ made his home at Ca- 
lum, as simply stated by Mt. 4 :13, 
Lu. 4:23 tells us why he did so. As 
e case of demons, vs. 35, 41, notice: 
)emons know their ultimate fate. 2 

will not receive their testimony to 
;lf though it be true, v. 35. 3. There 
distinction between them and the per- 
they inhabit and control. But why 
the people amazed? v. 36. To cast 
lemons was not new, Mt. 12:27; but 
'ay and power which Jesus cast them 
ifas altogether new. Jn. 3:2. Notice in 

"He laid his hands on every one of 

and healed them," and also v. 43. 

labor it represents! — Christian Work- 
lommentary. 

'se 38. — He rose up from the syna- 

S in Capernaum, where he had been 
ing on the Sabbath day. There were 
:enters of worship in every village con- 
g ten men. They were used also for 
day schools, and, since the elders were 

of the community, centers of govern- 
too. Jesus' listeners had been aston- 
by his teaching. They were even more 
id at the evidence of his power and 
rity in his casting out "the spirit of 
dean demon" (verse 33). The house 
non was a retreat and a home for 

in Galilee. Andrew lived there too. 

was married, and afterwards took his 

in his travels (1 Cor. 9:5). 

88 39 — Matthew and Mark say that he 

d her hand. But Luke states that he 



did the same in the case of the fever as 
with the demon (verse 35) — rebuked it. 
These comments do not contradict but sup- 
plement each other. The physician-narra- 
tor Vas also impressed by the suddenness 
with which her strength returned. Her im- 
mediate ministering to them, at the table, 
and so on, was proof that the fever had 
completely left her, and none of the custom- 
ary weakness remained. 

Verse 40. — The sun was setting, marking 
the close of the Sabbath. Strict Jews could 
now bring their sick on pallets and beds. So 
solicitous was the Master for their relief 
that he laboriously laid his hands on every 
one of them as a symbol of the transmis- 
sion of healing virtue. But he had no need 
to touch them. Sometimes he used only a 
word, especially in the case of demoniacs, 
and sometimes effected cures at a distance. 

Verse 41. — Demons also came out, as well 
as diseases. Luke carefully distinguishes 
between diseases of mind and body, and 
"lends no support to the view that posses- 
sion is merely a physical disorder." Profes- 
sor Plummer says : "Our sources of informa- 
tion clearly, consistently, and repeatedly 
represent Christ as healing demoniacs by 
commanding demons to depart out of the 
afflicted persons." 

He forbade their further testimony to his 
Messiahship. The time for such proclama- 
tion was not ripe, nor did he desire such tes- 
timony from demons. Besides his object 
was to relieve misery, not glorify himself. 

Verse 42.— It was day, but so early that 
Mark says it was yet dark. Jesus came out 
of the house and sought the silence and sol- 
itude of a desert place, perhaps some re- 
treat in the neighboring hills. The multi- 
tudes stirred by his teaching and healing, 
eagerly pursued him. Luke is fond of 
dwelling on the crowd's keen zest for fol- 
lowing after Jesus. Notice that they per- 



sisted till they reached him, and then tried 
to prevent his going away. 

Verse 43 — To the other cities also comes 
first in the text, emphasizing the Master's 
broader sense of moral obligation (I must). 
It was a rebuke to them, not for interrupt- 
ing his preaching, but for trying to monop- 
olize him. The subject of his ■ preaching 
was the kingdom of God. This term is pre- 
ferred by Mark and Luke, while Matthew 
is partial to the rabbinical "kingdom of 
heaven." The two are, however, inter- 
changeable. Both were "good tidings." 

Condensed and adapted from Church School 
Journal. 

Verse 5:12. Full of leprosy. The physi- 
cian was interested in the severity of the 
case — not a mild case but one of the most 
severe and advanced. Some who had con- 
tracted the disease might be cured by hu- 
man means; a case like this was hopeless. 
He fell on his face. Mark says he knelt; 
Matthew that he worshiped. All three are 
expressions of the same act. Kneeling down 
he bowed his face to the ground, the com- 
mon way of worshipping. If thou wilt thou 
canst. He has no doubt of Jesus' power to 
heal. His faith as to this was perfect. But 
he was not so sure that it was his purpose 
to concern himself with the outcast class of 
lepers. 

Verse 13. He touched him. To aid his 
faith, to show his friendship in spite of his 
repulsive disease, and to teach him whence 
the healing came. This actual touching of 
a leper is a proof of the character of Jesus. 
The Jews were forbidden to do so, except 
the priests, who were the physicians. It 
made them unclean — the touch which would 
render a human being unclean would in his 
case heal and cleanse that which it touched. 
Notice that here again the cure was imme- 
diate and complete. 

Verse 14. Tell no man. Jesus was not 
(CanUnued on page 15) 



E. M. RtDDLE, 

President 
Warsaw, Indiana 

F. C. VANATOR. 

Associate 
Pei'u, Indiana 



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C. D. WHITMER, 217 E. Dubail Ave., South Bend. Ind. 



GLADYS M. SPICt", 

General Secretary 

and 

Treasurer 

2301 13th St., N. E.. 
Canton, Ohio 



Christian Endeavor Week 

(Special No. 2) 

Aside from emphasizing the goals of the 
International Society, Brethren Endeavorers 
are placing emphasis upon the Krypton mis- 
sion field in Kentucky again this year with 
renewed zeal. The officers of our union are 
convinced that we have a needy field and a 
worthy goal. Therefore, we have designated 
Christian Endeavor Week as the time this 
year for our Endeavorers and friends to 
bring their tithe for this one week, to sup- 
port our pledge to Krypton, Kentucky. 

Announce it, plan it, pray about it, give 
to it. E. M. RIDDLE, President. 



A Week's Tithe for Krypton 

(Article No. 2) 

Have you ever experienced the thrill in 
taking out a tenth of your income for the 
Lord? And, have you marvelled that the 
nine-tenths goes as far as the full amount 
and that you still have extra thank offer- 
ings to place in his service? Tithers from 



among every Christian Endeavor society will 
testify to the joy of practicing the steward- 
ship of God's money. None would be will- 
ing to go back to the old method of giving 
God the left-overs. 

As stewards of God's wealth we have the 
privilege of choosing where the tithe shall 
be used. Sometimes we waste God's money 
by our poor judgment. Our Christian En- 
deavor comes to you with a proposition that 
should appeal to every member as a good 
place to put a portion of his tithe. Chris- 
tian Endeavor week comes this year Janu- 
ary 25 to February 2. Your national offi- 
cers are asking that each member of Chris- 
tian Endeavor set aside his tithe for this 
week, the money to be used in support of 
the Krypton missionary work. 

Many will not read this announcement 
concerning Christian Endeavor week. You 
who read it, make sure that every single 
member in your society knows about this 
wonderful opportunity to have a definite 
part in God's work. 

H. W. KOONTZ, 
Stewardship Superintendent. 

Masontown, Pennsylvania. 



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JANUARY 24, 193 



The General Secretary's Ap- 
peal 

Canton, Ohio, 
January 12, 1931. 
Dear Endeavorers : 

The NEW YEAR 1931 faces us! When we 
consider the successes and also the failures 
of the old year it makes us wonder just 
what this one holds for each and every one 
of us. 

The enclosed letter from Miss Lyda Car- 
ter, one of the workers at Krypton (and 
certainly a most consecrated Endeavorer) 
will give us a vision of what happened at 
Krypton, Kentucky during the past months. 
BUT THE FUTURE DEPENDS ON YOU 
AND ME! Let us not be content to know 
that God somehow does accomplish things 
"without" our- help, but let us remember 
that it is a real privilege and a great joy 
to be able to be instruments in his hands, 
channels of blessing which he can use to 
accomplish his will. 

■ Will YOU see that these letters are read 
to your whole society at once, and that ac- 
tion is taken to meet the goal set at Nation- 
al Conference last fall, to have all Endeav- 
orers observe C. E. week, (January 25th to 
February 2nd) as Tithing Week, and for- 
ward said tithes to your National Secretary- 
Treasurer for the Carrying On of this mis- 
sionary work at Krypton? 

The Home Mission Board is expecting not 
less than $500.00 toward the support of this 
project this year. Last year we had a little 
over $200.00 with only 15 societies cooper- 
ating. IP EVERY ONE OF THE 60 RE- 
PORTED CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR SO- 
CIETIES would help just a little, we could 
verj' easily meet this $500.00 goal! 

CAN WE DEPEND ON YOUR SO- 
CIETY? "For the grace of God that bring- 
eth salvation hath appeared to all men, 
teaching us that denying ungodliness and 
worldly lusts, we should live soberly, right- 
eously and godly in this present world, 
LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE 
AND THE GLORIOUS APPEARING of the 
Great God and our Savior Jesus Christ who 
gave himself for us, that he might redeem 
us from all iniquity and purify unto himself 
a peculiar people, ZEALOUS OF GOOD 
WORKS." Titus 2:11-14. 

Awaiting your prompt reply, at which 
time I would appreciate the name and ad- 
dress of the President of your C. E., I re- 
main, Sincerely yours, 

GLADYS M. SPICE, 
Secretary-Treasurer. 

2301 Thirteenth St., N. E.," Canton, Ohio. 



Letter from Miss Carter 

Krypton, Kentucky, 
January 12, 1931. 
Dear Christian Endeavorers: 

I'm glad for another opportunity to talk 
to you because C. E. is one of the "finest or- 
ganizations in the world. Christian Endeav- 
or is a place where young people got an in- 
sight and vision of the possibilities of ser- 
vice that lie buried within any consecrated 
young person. Praise God for C. E.! 

I'm hoping that a few words about our 
work here may be of interest to you. First 
and foremost, God has wonderfully an- 
swered prayer. When Brother and Sister 
Kinzie left, it seemed as though things fell 
flat. Nothing remained,— in fact it was ru- 
mored in certain churches that "There is 



nothing at Krypton now." But somehow 
faith remained. Mrs. Srack came up and 
' stayed with me that summer the Kinzie's 
left. Satan put in every possible stroke to 
make the outlook dark and the load heavy. 
BUT FAITH REMAINED! Somehow God 
is good to give one assurance about things 
when from the human standpoint, there is 
no ray of hope. 

Mrs. Srack returned to Riverside, — school 
began here. I was alone. But day by day 
though apparently forsaken, all our needs 
were met. As I look back now I realize that 
today I cannot do as much work in a given 
time as I did then. It is because it is no 
longer necessary for me to do it. God gives 
strength in proportion to our need! I never 
have had a need that he has not supplied. 

After Christmas vacation Mrs. Elizabeth 
Bates, a sister of one of our finest women 
here, consented to come and do our cooking 
for us for a small sum each week. Thei'e 
were four boarding students then, and this 
help was very welcome. So we struggled on 
to the end of the term, always praying for 
more help. At Easter time a fine Gospel 
Team from Ashland visited us. These young 
men became our staunch friends, and they 
have been responsible for some of the good 
things which have since come to us. Vaca- 
tion came again. We spent it in making 
improvements on the place so far as our 
scant savings would allow. We also made 
a two hundred dollar payment on additional 



property. Schools opened again last i 
We had an additional teacher. Miss Be 
Banks. She was willing to come on f.j 
For three months she taught the Id 
gi'ades and I had the upper grades. '] 
fellowship with her has proved to be oe| 
the treasures of my life. During that t! 
months our Brothers Paul Miller and I 
man Ankrum, Secretary and Vice-Presi 
of the Home Board visited us. 

Since then God has sent us shower' 
blessings. He sent us Rev. and Mrs. P: 
Gehman from Uniontown, Pennsylv: 
They are proving to be most efficient w 
ers here. It is wonderful to see Brc 
Gehman go ahead as he does with all ol 
work. It is fine to note the words of 
couragement given and efforts to help r 
by the Home Board. Things now tak- 
a far different aspect from what they 
a few months ago. I thank God for 
great faithfulness. I am also thankfi i 
the dear friends all over the brother i 
who during our period of hardship, pr ) 
for us, sent us clothing and Christmas { [ 
and money. The battle is not yet over! 
still need the help and prayers of the B 1 
ren people. You have undoubtedly i i 
the needs as listed in a recent numbe 
the Evangelist. But the prospect is br 
er and our hearts are lighter, as we to 
IN HIS NAME. 

Yours in HIS service, 
LYDA CARTE' 




NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



Our Lord's Greatsrt Apoitit 
was a great eorreipondent 




METHODISTS AND BRETHREN CO-OP- 
ERATE 

(The following article was written by a 
member of the Brethren church at Carle- 
ton, Nebraska. He is commenting on the 
new plan of Union Worship services in 
small town and community, which is an ex- 
ample of the transition of the usual custom 
from days gone by. — W. R. Deeter). 

On October 1st, 1930, the Methodist and 
Brethren churches of Carleton, Nebraska 
undertook a new plan of joint worship ser- 
vices, whereby Rev. W. R. Deeter of the 
Brethren church assumed the pastorate of 
both churches. This movement was made 
possible by the decision of each church bear- 
ing the expenses (sharing the pastor's sal- 
ary equally) in common. However, each de- 
nomination retains its identity in every 
other way. The plan has proved to be very 
beneficial to Carleton and surrounding com- 
munity. A new interest has been quite ob- 
vious, and though the denominational doc- 
trines of each institution have been kept in- 
tact, the firm foundation of the new project 
is the Fatherhood of God and the reign of 
Jesus Christ on earth. A cordial welcome is 
extended to all, and the goal towards which 
we are striving is a bigger and better world 
with a deeper spiriual understanding of the 
Bible. 

Services are held on alternate Sundays in 
each church. A union choir has rendered 
very effective and inspiring service. It is 
no doubt very gratifying to the pastor to 
note the response, and to him belongs a 
great deal of credit for the wonderful pro- 
gress that has been made since the incep- 
tion of the united plan of worship. We rec- 



ommend this policy to villages having 
churches with inadequate membership, 
who are having some difficulty in balai 
budgets. In union there is strength 
not only that, there is also a finer and c a 
spirit of cooperation and good fello\ it 
which is so \'itally important to reli 
institutions. 

HARLAN W. FOULl 



FREMONT, OHIO 



Our check-up at the end of the yea 
closed that we have not reported the 
at Fremont, Ohio since April of last 
WTiile nothing spectacular has occurred 
events of the swiftly passing months 
not been without significance. 

Our church determined not to discoi 
Sunday evening services during the su 
months, nor to admit our inability tf 
tinue alone by uniting in the local unio 
vices. WTiile the attendance was small 
was the only church in this city of 
population which "carried on," which 
the type of folk Fremont Brethren at 

One of the milestones in the year ' 
Annual Homecoming Anniversary Wl 
held November 30th. Brother S. C. Hej 
son, four years the successful pastor «j 
church, was the guest speaker. He 
the Thanksgiving week-end ^^sitin|f] 
brought three strong messages on 
The all day services with basket diwl 
the basement were carried out with(Jll! 
presence of this writer who was confix] 
the house with "mumps." But the moj 
ship responded liberally to the app«| 
pledges, bringing the total short 
pledges up to $336.50. Brother Hend' 



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nly commended the church for the 
idid manner in which it is reducing the 
ling debt, and declared that after an 
nee of three years, he finds the work in 

condition with a bright future, 
was our privilege to have with us over 
sveek-end of December 21st, Dr. Chas. 
pder. He was a genial guest at the par- 
?e from Saturday until Tuesday, and 
■egret that his visits cannot come at 

once every year, instead of once in 
1 years. His scholarly exposition of the 
1, giving "meat in due season," and 
intation of the work on the mission 
were illuminating and deeply inspira- 
1. 

3 quarterly and annual business meet- 
jof the church have seen the member- 
plan for the year ahead and select its 
rship personnel. Reports at the end of 
ear showed all current bills paid, and 

were worked out which it is expected 
insure against a deficit for several 
IS to come. The Home Missions offer- 
his year is equal to the average for 
:hurch for the last ten years. The 
h ordered the second annual revision 
e membership list which was carried 
:he parsonage has been roofed with a 
oof material, and rubber ninners have 
laid in the aisles of the church audi- 
n. 

I latest addition to our work has been 
ior Missionary Society which has been 
ored by the Woman's Missionary So- 
The Church school and Christian En- 
r society are launching upon the new 
with more intensive programs. We 
adeavoring to "go forth sowing pre- 

seed" in the hope that this church 
experience a bountiful harvest with 
:adership of Brother R. P. Miller in 
■angelistic campaign next May. This 
1 we are endeavoring to sustain our 
: of Evangelist subscriptions, 
thren, pray for us! 

W. S. CRICK. 



MORRILL, KANSAS 

I Christmas holidays are now past and 
e making a good start into the New 

The Brethren here followed their 

Christmas custom of remembering the 

; and family on Christmas Eve. Even 

I I this is our fifth Christmas spent here 
inual custom was followed with as 
freedom and gratitude as the first. 
?nowship and spirit of good will 
■ the members of the church, includ- 
e pastor, make the work a pleasure, 
•e service a privilege. 

t present depression in industry and 

li have had a tendency to slow up 

<fictivities in some lines while in others 

'[ave increased. In most respects the 

■J is in good condition and its life fruit- 

i|i results. The usual good roads and 

iKeather have added much to both 

"i and Sunday school since our last re- 

We have received four into the 

. two by letter and two by baptism. 

inday evening services are being at- 

by the largest crowds since we have 

ere. 

Bible school has made much progress 

" hods and means of bringing the 

^ life in contact with the Word of God. 

lerintendent is constantly presenting 

lew method, or principle which keeps 

le under obligation. The result is a 

rholesome spirit prevailing. This in- 

m is one of the large factors in the 

d work of the church. One of the 

iging features of the school is the 



Young Men's Class, taught by D. E. Wag- 
ner. It is encouraging to see such a fine 
group of young men file into their class 
room- each Sunday. While not all remain 
for the church service a goodly number is 
present most of the time. 

The W. M. S. is also active, and contrib- 
utes much to the life and activities of the 
women of the church. They not only hold 
their regular monthly devotional meetings 
but sustain two work meetings a week 
through a greater part of the year. Their 
fidelity and loyalty to the church is always 
manifesting itself. The Sisterhood, although 
very much reduced in numbers because of 
some getting married, others goin^ to 
school, and others taking up lines of em- 
ployment in other vicinities continue their 
regular meetings and also function in other 
lines of service. 

The church assumes its responsibilities in 
the various religious activities of the com- 
munity. The meeting of the week of pray- 
er recently closed with a good average at- 
tendance at each service. Plans are now be- 
ing made for the service during passion 
week. These are usually the most spiritual 
and uplifting of all the religious services of 
the year. 

The Lord has blessed us in that we have 
had but few removals this year, and no loss 
in membership. Mrs. Thelma Lydic was 
married to Harvey Rummel in the month of 
August and now lives in Hiawatha, but both 
are present in many of the services of the 
church, although they have some distance 
to come. Her immediate presence in the 
community and church is missed, but her 
touch with the church continues. 

We ask an interest in the prayers of the 
brotherhood, that the coming year may rep- 
resent a continuance of the good work. 
L. A. MYERS, Pastor. 



CARLETON, NEBRASKA 

It has been a long time since we have ap- 
peared in the Evangelist columns, but I pre- 
sume we are to blame and we are not going 
to "make excuse." 

However, we returned from the good 
Bible Conference and our own Conference 
last summer, much refreshed in every way. 
We have taken off our coat and rolled up 
our sleeves (so to speak) and have under- 
taken some heavy tasks which not oftei 
are presented to a minister. We have noi 
been "afraid" of them in the least — but wt 
did feel our inability and weakness a bit — 
and we resolved that if it was "the call ol 
God, to a great work" I should not fear, 
but trust in him, and he would see us 
through. 

We have observed all the special days 
and offerings and in some respects have 
made progress. The financial depression 
which began in the east about a year ago, 
did not reach us till along in the summer, 
and the most severe time was in the fall 
months. Finances have been a bit slow in 
coming in but we feel we shall pull through 
in some way, though it may be unseen just 
HOW at this time. 

Carleton has three churches. Brethren, 
Methodist and Lutheran. This is largely a 
German settlement and a larger percent of 
them are Lutherans. However the Brethren 
and Methodist churches are on just the op- 
posite corners of the street from each other. 
We can hear them sing, and they can hear 
us sing. Literally we are located close to 
one another. However, after some months 
of prayer, planning, and readjustment, the 
two made a common agreement to share 
50-50 on the minister's salary, for one year, 



and he to divide his time equally among the 
two churches. (See article below). 

Our church school averaged 90 during the 
year 1930. New officers were recently 
elected, and we hope to go on, growing bet- 
ter and better. 

The W. M. S. and S. M. M. are both 
quite active, and doing good work. The two 
Christian Endeavor societies are doing a 
commendable work also. The Senior Chris- 
tian Endeavor is not as large in member- 
ship as it once was, but we are among the 
few in the county who are still holding on. 

Our community work has been more or 
less heavy all fall, and we still have plans 
lined up for weeks ahead. Our third An- 
nual Father and Son program will be held 
the 29th of this month. We are carrying on 
our usual work with some twenty boys in 
town and country. 

Just now we are promoting "Go to Church 
Day" for Sunday, January 25th. We are 
praying for a record day. 

The city has just completed a new water 
system, and our W. M. S. is financing in- 
stallation of city water in the church kitchen 
and the parsonage. Our women DO things, 
here in Carleton. 

Next week we attend Nebraska's first 
"Pastors' Conference." We think it will be 
a GOOD one. 

In his name and for his Kingdom. 

W. R. DEETER. 



FORTY-SIX YEARS A SUBSCRIBER 

Editor Evangelist: 

I notice a brother out in Ohio, I believe, 
who can boast of being a subscriber to the 
Evangelist for forty years. That is a good 
record and I feel proud of it, but I think 
I can do one better, as well as some others. 
I have taken the Evangelist since 1884. or 
forty-six years in all. E. L. Yoder and A. 
L. Garber were the editors then. Brother 
Garber and I had many difficult controver- 
sies in the Evangelist at that time, I con- 
tending for many Scriptures in their spir- 
itual meaning and he taking a different 
view, but he always accorded me the kind- 
est consideration and manifested a most be- 
loved Christian spirit. I was often sur- 
prised at his willingness to publish my di- 
verse articles when they were so foreign to 
his views, especially when he owned the 
Evangelist as his property. 

I have a copy of the Evangelist of April 
8, 1891, when it was published at Waterloo, 
Iowa and Brother H. R. Holsinger was its 
editor. In that issue is recorded the min- 
utes of one of our first conferences of the 
Maryland and Vii-ginia churches. This con- 
ference was held at Funkstown, Maryland, 
in a union church, February 10, 1892. At 
this conference there were twenty-one dele- 
gates and all these are now dead with the 
exception of T. J. Fahmey of Downsville, 
Maryland; Sister Laura Hedrick, of Flor- 
ida, D. C. Moomaw of Sebring, Florida; 
Mr. and Mrs. G. Harry Haun of Woodstock, 
Virginia, and the writer. At that early date 
we had only one church building in the dis- 
trict and we held our conferences in union 
churches. The first conference of the Breth- 
ren was held at Reliance, Virginia in an old 
log union church where some of the chink- 
ing had fallen out and only about eight del- 
egates were present and we had no church 
buildings of our own. The next conference 
was held at New Market, Virginia, in the 
Methodist church, the pastor of which is 
still living here at Strasburg. He often 
speaks to me of that meeting as he enter- 
tained my father and mother in his home. 

In those early days we Virginians wore 
boots and in going to the conference we of- 



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JANUARY 24, 1931 



ten got new boots and these were hard to 
pull off. At home we had boot jacks to aid 
in pulling off a boot, but at the conference 
the host did not furnish us with these con- 
traptions and the best we could do was to 
use a brother roomer for that purpose. 
There was noise enough made sometimes in 
pulling off one of these new boots to have 
the host make a personal examination of 
the premises to see what was going on. 

In closing I want to say that there is a 
member of the Church of the Brethren in 
Congress. I suppose he is the only Dunkard 
ever elected to Congress. His name is Ja- 
cob A. Garber and he represents our dis- 
trict, that is, the 7th here i" Virgirua. 

GEO. A. COPP. 



cleansing ordinance also. If I were sick I 
would call for the Elders not alone to heal 
my body but to cleanse me and make me 
a fit subject for death. 

For three years, Brethren, I have read 
your field news, and now you have heard 
from me. 

I am still Brethren, a fundamentalist and 
love to see the Brethren Church crave for 
more churches. When Zion travails she 
shall bring forth children. Pray for me. 
H. W. ANDERSON. 



PLEASANT GROVE, IOWA 

Pleasant Grove is not dead nor is her pas- 
tor. For about three years we have been 
silent but at work. For one year we took 
a rest, after leaving Mulvance, Kansas. Clos- 
ing this year we baptized nine, 8 of these 
having been converted by Brother Mayes m 
the meeting he held at Pleasant Grove. The 
other one was a young man of the age of 
those converted by Brother Mayes. 

On October 1, 1928 the Pleasant Grove 
church extended to us the call. Since then 
we have been preaching every two weeks 
when roads and weather permit. The work 
has been at a standstill, but there are those 
who can exist even when the sun does not 
shine. But the tide has changed and the 
oldest church in Iowa is showing signs of 
new life The attendance is improvmg and 
there exists that state of interest that sat- 

We need not boast to say that though 
Pleasant Grove is the little among the 
thousands, vet she has sent more workers 
for God into the field than many of our 
strong churches. She has three mission- 
aries on foreign soil— Sister Estella Myers, 
Sister Grace Byron, and Sister Ethel Myers. 
And Brother Lester Myers has been doing 
mission work in Chicago for a number of 
years. I esteem it a pleasure to preach for 
these worthy Brethren, and to pastor them 
through what has been thought to be a pas- 
toriess period. During these silent days we 
met with a loss that is gain to one, when 
God called away Sister Myers, the mother 
of Ida and Estella, Ethel, Erne.st, John and 
Lester. We lost her from our midst and 
we missed her because she was a faithful 
attendant at church. But we gained much 
from the splendid Christian family that .she 
left. And like Jesus said, though she be 
dead, yet she liveth. If all the mothers of 
our land would have been like Sister Myers 
this worid would not be filled with robbers 
and bootleggers. The Brethren church has 
too few such mothers. She set a good ex- 
ample. She gave to the world two mission- 
aries, and if we could have seen the burden 
of her heart we could have seen the African 
mission field. She paved the way to salva- 
tion for thousands of those in Africa. She 
was a .strong woman. When she took sick 
she called for her pastor. We hastened to 
hed bedside, and prayer that God would re- 
move her suffering and anointed her. From 
that hour God answered our prayer and 
Mother Myers passed on like Jacob and 
Abraham. She went to sleep. I have anoint- 
ed many but never witnessed such a 
scene. So many think that anointing is a 
healing onlinance and when wo anoint the 
patient should get well. But when God calls, 
anointing will not prolong life, but if they 
have committed sins their sins shall be for- 
given them. The anointing is then a 



MODERATOR'S ADDRESS OF THE 

PENNSYLVANIA DISTRICT 

By Willis E. Ronk 

(Continued from last week) 
Our plea, "The Bible, the Whole Bible 
and nothing but the Bible," serves the pur- 
pose admirably as a plea, but we must not 
be too literal in its interpretation. We 
have sometimes erred in its interpretation, 
in that we have passed hurriedly over, 
"THE WHOLE BIBLE" part, and empha- 
sized the part which says, "NOTHING but 
the BIBLE." If we emphasize that part too 
strong, we cannot live up to it. Are we lit- 
erally to have nothing but the Bible ? Then 
we are inconsistent with the facts of life. 
Here is my personal Christian experience, 
does it mean nothing to me? Here is my 
reason,— shall I give no place to it? Verily, 
I must give them place, for they are a part 
of me. Here is Church Government, shall 
I give it no place? BUT WE MUST HAVE 
GOVERNMENT. 

Let us note, however, if I overemphasize 
my experience to the exclusion of all else, 
I become a mystic. If my reason is not 
checked, I become a rationalist. Church 
Government given full sway leads to a self- 
centered hierarchy. This hierarchy was the 
fly in the ointment in 1881-82. The Bible 
alone will lead to a dead formal religion. 
MEN DO NOT RUN RIOT WITH THEIR 
EXPERIENCES, with their REASON, and 
with their AUTHORITY, and they must be 
held in check. My experience, reason, and 
authority must be tasted in the light of 
the Bible. Others may believe that the 
Church, or reason, or experience are su 
preme; but for us the BIBLE IS ABOVE 
ALL ELSE. Nothing must contradict it 
nor supercede it. Whatever does not agree 
with it is error, or else we do not correctly 
understand the Word. In this sense we can 
say nothing but the Bible. Something of 
this nature must have been in the minds of 
the Brethren in 1882 when they passed a 
certain section of the Declaration of Prin- 
ciples. Let us read, "We hold that in relig- 
ion the Gospel of Christ and the Gospel 
alone, is a sufficient rule of faith and prac- 
tice; and that he who ADDS TO THE GOS- 
PEL, TAKES PROM IT, or in any way 
BINDS upon men anything different from 
the Gospel, is an infidel to the Author of 
Christianity and a usurper of Gospel right." 
I hold that from time to time, it is neces- 
sary to define our position, or else the very 
inconsistency of our beliefs and practices in 
different congregations will be our undoing. 
But, NEVER, NEVER, must we permit our 
definition or statement of a Faith to super- 
cede nor in any wise conti-adict the Bible. 
Our plea must still be, "The Bible, the 
Whole Bible and nothing but the Bible," 
and thus each succeeding generation will 
have the right which we cherish, — the right 
of interpretation. And yet, it must not be 
forgotten, that no generation stands as a 
unit in itself. EACH SUCCEEDING GEN- 
ERATION BUILDS UPON THE FOUNDA- 
TION OF THE ONE PRECEDING. To re- 






ject the wisdom of other generations, b 
cause it is not our own, is the height ■ 
folly. We are building upon the foundatioi 
laid by Alexander Mack and his co-worker 
may we also leave a doctrinal foundatii 
for those that follow after, but grantii 
unto them their right of interpretation, i 
I find myself in agreement with Profess 
McClain's statement as given in his Mode 
ator's address at the late General Confe 
ence, to the effect that the Brethren of oth 
days emphasized the truth which was bei 
neglected, and that we should emphasize 
our day those things which are being m' 
lected, in addition to the things which th' 
emphasized. I feel not only that a freqm 
restating of our beliefs is not contrary 
the spirit of the fathers and permissilj 
but that statements are necessary, in on 
that there may be unity of thinking i 
feeling, at least so far as the great ess 
tials are concerned. Of all the stateme 
which one might present at the pres 
time, I am of the opinion that none co 
be found as agreeable to as large a h 
of our people as "The Message of 
Brethren Ministry." I believe that it act 
ately defines the position of a large j 
centage of the Brethren. It hardly se«{ 
necessary to read the statement; but 
reasons which I have in mind I desire- 
do so. It reads: 

"The message which Brethren minisi 
accept as a Divine Entrustment to be 
aided to a lost world, finds its sole soi 
and authority in the Bible. The messag 
one of hope for a lost world and spt 
with finality and authority. Fidelity to 
Apostolic injunction to preach the Word 
mands our utmost endeavor of mind d 
heart. We, the Members of the Nati 
Ministerial Association of the Bret 
Church, hold that the essential and co 
tutional elements of our Message .shall 
tinue to be the following declarations 

1. Our Motto: The Bible, the wholi 
ble, and nothing but the Bible. 

2. The Authority and Integrity oi h« 
Holy Scripture. The Ministry of the B h- 
ren Church, desires to bear testimor to 
the belief that God's supreme revel "« 
has been made through Jesus Chri 
complete and authentic record of whici 
elation is the New Testament; and t 
belief that the Holy Scripture of tht 
and New Testaments, as originally ;. 
are the infallible record of the perfect 
and authoritative revelations of God'^ 
altogether sufficient in themselves as ; - 
of faith and practice. ^ 

3. We understand the Basic Contf ' 
our Doctrinal Preaching to be: 

(1) The Pre-existence, Deity, and In. 
tion by Virgin Birth of Jesus Chrip 
Son of God: 

(2) The Fall of Man, in his coi 
spiritual death and utter sinfulni 
the necessity of his New Birth ; 

(3) The Vicarious Atonement Ol 
Lord Jesus Christ through the shed4^| 
his own blood; 

(4) The Resurrection of the Lo] 
Christ in the body in which he sufF( 
died and his subsequent Glorificatioi 
Right Hand of God; 

(5) The Justification by personi 
in the Lord Jesus Christ, of which ol 
to the will of God and works of rigi( 
ness are the evidence and result: the 
rection of the dead, the judgment 
world, and the life everlasting of tb 

(6) The personality and Deity of tin 
Spirit who indwells the Christian an( 
comforter and guide; 



ANUARY 24, 1931 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



Page 15 



') The Personal and Visible Return of 
Lord Jesus Christ from Heaven as King 
Cings and Lord of Lords; the glorious 
for which we are taught to watch, 
, and pray; 

) The Christian should "be not con- 
led to this world, but be transformed by 
renewing of the mind," should not en- 
: in carnal warfare and should "swear 
it all"; 

) The Christian should observe, as his 

and privilege, the ordinances of our 

Jesus Christ, among which are, (a) 

sm of believers by Triune Immersion, 

Confirmation; (c) the Lord's Supper; 

;he communion of the Bread and Wine; 

[he washing of the saints' feet; and (f ) 

nointing of the sick with oil." 

e accepting of this statement seems to 

us a conservative brotherhood. We 

inly are a conservative people, and it 

not take this statement to make us so. 

lea, "The Bible, the whole Bible and 

g but the Bible" is a conservative 

fn itself, if taken seriously. If we do 

ant to be considered conservative in 

rs of doctrine, the only consistent 

to do is to change our plea. You may 

ly not accept this particular statement. 

nally I do, and I hold that it is the 

est of our resources, — so gi'eat in fact 

Eill others sink into insignificance in 
rison. But in this statement there 
ngers, and in some respects I fear we 
ailing. The great danger is that we 
accept this statement or some other 
creed, and think of it as our resource 
'OT that for which it stands. It is not 
atcment which is of fundamental irn- 
ince, but the living reality for which it 
i, it is God, Jesus Christ, his Son, the 
Spirit, who indwells and comforts, and 
into all truth; and we might continue 
jhout the statement. Creeds have a 
n of becoming incinisted with age, and 
the vitality of the living truth. We 
watch ! 

ther danger lies in the fact, that we 
ise the statement or some part as a 
cry, without looking to its meaning 
eking to make it clear to others. How 
of us preachers are guilty of referring 
Deity of Christ, the Deity, the Deity, 
becomes monotonous tor our hearers, 
t are guilty of having never preached 
on on the subject. The same is some- 
true with reference to the Virgin 
to the Second Coming, to feet wash- 
any other of these precious doctrines. 
a suspicion that the work would 
long more smoothly, if we mentioned 
ncidently less and preached about 
(iliore. A tireless, senseless repetition 
bly becomes monotonous, but may 
Bice the hearer against the truth. 
Jirther danger lies in the tendency of 
i6rs to pick out of our belief those 
'>vhich appeal to them, and to preach 
r' onstantly to the neglect of others of 
■ iiiportance. This danger is especial- 
I'lis since not only do the ministers 
turally more drawn to one truth than 
^1', but churches have their preferences. 
B|' heard the complaint by churches, 
eir preachers were not Brethren be- 
ihey did not preach on Baptism and 
ashing, but on other subjects as the 
tion and etc. But there are other 
ations, which much prefer the In- 
jOn and the Second Coming to Bap- 
id Feet Washing. There are still 
[who prefer the social implications of 
spel. Now, one of the purposes of 
ifatement of Belief was to promote 



unity of belief and practice; but as matters 
now stand, we are still teaching the parts 
which have a special appeal for us. We 
ought to remember that in our plea or mot- 
to, the most important part IS NOT, 
"Nothing but the Bible," but rather "THE 
BIBLE, THE WHOLE BIBLE—," and we 
must shun not to declare the whole coun- 
sel of God. Our appetites should demand 
a well rounded Gospel and our messages 
should contain such a Gospel. 
(To be continued) 



Sunday School Notes 

(Continued from page 11) 

willing to advertise more than he could help. 
Priest . . . cleansing . . . Moses. There was. 
a regular procedure when lepers were 
healed. Jesus did not wish him to break the 
law. Also this would be necessary if he 
were to mingle again with his family and 
friends. It was like the inspector removing 
the quarantine. 

Verse 15. But the healed man could not 
keep still — perhaps even the sight of this 
outcast now in clean and good health was 
enough to bring the great multitudes to 
Jesus. They came to hear as well as to be 
healed. Always the cure of the body makes 
an opening for the cure of the soul. 

Verse 16. He withdrew. There is no in- 
dication that he refused healing to those 
who came. But as soon as it was possible, 
perhaps as darkness fell, he slipped away 
to a place where he could be alone, and 
prayed. Always after, and before, days of 
strenuous work Jesus prayed, gaining 
strength and renewed power for his human 
frame from communication with God him- 
self. 

The rest of the chapter tells (1) of the 
paralytic let down through the tiled roof; 
(2) the call and the fea.st of Levi, Mat- 
thew; and (3) the teaching of Jesus that 
new ideas cannot be grafted upon worn-out 
customs. — Illustrated Quarterly. 



THE TIE THAT BINDS 



PARCELL-nOSSLER— On Peceniber 31 at the home of 
Brother and Sister .Toseph Hossler at '1:30 P. M., at Nappanee. 
Indiana, tlip marriage of their daughter. Martha Rebecca 
Hossler to Ferrell Jerome Parcel toolt place. 

The bride is well known thmiiKhont the brotherhond due 
to her connections with tlic Sistrrhood of Mary and Martha. 
She la an accomplished young lady and is loyal to her church 
and its cause. 

The )?room, a promising young business man, is also well 
Imown throughout these parts, and we are looking forward 
to his coming with his wife into the activities of church life. 

The best wi.-'lips of their many frienfls go with them as they 
journey tORcther through life. BENJ. F. OWEN. 



IN THE SHADOW 



BYERS — Abraham Byers who has been known for many 
years as a sawyer and lumberman In Jackson Township, Penn- 
sylvania, died ftronday afternoon, September 22nd in the 
South unit of the Youngstown City Hospital, YounRstnwn, 
Ohio. Death wag the result of pneumonia following an op- 
eration for gall atones. He was in his 8Sth year. 

Abraham Byers wag the oldest son of Old Elder William 
Byers, one of the pioneer Brethren ministers of the f'one- 
maugh Valley, Pa., and wag a member of the Bn^thren 
Church since a young man. At the time of the division, he 
with his father cast big lot with the ProRre.sgives. He was 
bom near the pre.sent glte of the Hinkstone Hun Dam. or 
Rosedale, .Johnstown, Penna.. on Feb. 8th. 184.^. When he 
was nine years of age his parents moved to .Tackson Town- 
ship along the William Penn highway near what is known 
as Munday'g Comer, where they remained until death. 

In May, 18'!.3 he married Catherine ,Tane Burkhart {who 
was drowned in the .Tohnstown flood of *89). To this union 
were bora the following children: .lohn P. Byers: Lewis P. 
Byers of Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Geo. Fox of Clearfield, 
Pa. : Mrs. William Pergrlm of Rochester, N. T. : Rev. E. F. 
Byers of Waterloo, la. : Chester A. Byers of Johnstown, Pa. 
In addition to the above named children he is survived by 
the following brothers and sisters — George Byers of Mineral 
Point, Pa,: William and Leah Byers and Mrs, Mattie B. 
Strayer of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, : Rachel Devlin of Johns- 
town, Pa,, and Mrs, Albert Gabe of Butler, Pa, There are 
also 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 



Mr. Byers was a veteran of the CIvU War. a music teach- 
er and an old time fiddler. 

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 25th. In the Mun- 
dy-s Comer Brethren church, where the family had attended 
services when he was n boy. Sermon by the Rev Gen 
.Tones of ,Tohn.stown. assisted by Rev. Chas. Ashman of the 
First church of Johnstown and Robert Ashman, pastor of 
the Mondy's Corner church. Burial In the Byers' plot In 
the church cemetery. 

15. P. BTERS, Waterloo. Iowa, 

WATTERS— On Tuesday evening, November 4fh, at i-tn 
Mrs. Sam Walters of Hudson. Towa. passed from this life 
at her home in Hud.'jnn, Death was due to embolism. She 
was one of an old time pioneer family of Pennsylvania, and 
a life long member of the Brethren Church. 

Mrs. Wntters. whose maldrn name was Susan Strayer. was 
born in Somerset Cnnnty. Pennsylv.TPla. more than 74 years 
ago. She r.nme to Iowa with her parents when she was but 
twelve years of age and remained here until death. In 1R7.<? 
she and Samuel Watlers were united In marriage, and she 
became the mother of seven children, of whom four, viz 
Ralph. Arthur and Ray Walters and Mrs. Verna Wilson 
preceded their mother in death. Mrs. Chas. K. Roldt of 
Watelno. Towa. Lee and Karl Watfers of Hudson, with their 
father, sim>ive. Three grandchildren (children of Mrs. Verna 
Wilson). Beulah, El.nneho and Albert Wilson have made their 
home with their crrandpnrents since childhood. 

Mrs, Walters was a splendid type of Christian woman and 
the Walters' home was a typical old-fashioned Brethren home 
in which one could go at any time and feel perfectly at 
ease and at home, knowing that he was welcome. 

Funeral serrlees were conducted Friday afternoon following 
at 2:3n. In the First Brethren church of Hudson bv the 
undersigned, assisted bv the Rev. Whetstone of Waterloo. 
Rurlnl In Hudson Cemetery. i]. f BTFRS 

Sermon from Psalms Wr.lS. 

MYERS— Anna V. Stoner-Myers. daughter of Emmanuel 
and Maria Stoner, was bora In Carrol County, Maryland, 
April in. IRsn, and was called to her reward, December 4 
10,'in. aged 74 years. 7 months and 24 days. 

She came with her parents from Maryland to South Eng- 
lish in 18711. Here she married ,Iohn Addison Myers on May 
27. issn. To this union were born seven children, Mrs Ida 
Miller, Katella., Ethel, Ernest, ,Iohn. Lester, and Tester, who 
died In Infancy. Several other children found a home with 
her. 

She and her husband organized the first Progressive Breth- 
ren church In Iowa. Her husband was pastor for 37 years. 
She was the last charter member of the Pleasant Grove 
church. 

She gladly gave her children as ynhinteers to the mission 
field, Estella being mlsslnnarv in French Enuatorlal Africa: 
Ethel being in France In preparation for the same field. 

Hers wag a life of service and vision, and she has Bone 
to her reward. Funeral services by the writer. 

G. T. RONK. 

GULP— Ralph Grant Culp departed this life at 8:30 o'clock 
Saturday momlng of December 10, IIISO. at the tender age 
of two months. He was the son, of Mr. and Mrs W B 
Culp of Fort Scott, Kansas, Aside from his parents the In- 
fant Is survived by eight brotliers and sisters. They are 
Martha Belle, Dorothy Ellen, William, Edward, Woodrow, 
Virginia, Charles and Douglass. Funeral was conducted froni 
the Brethren church at 2:30 P. M., Sunday. December 20. 
11130. Burial was made in the Pleasant View Cemetery, con- 
ducted^ by the writer, Xj, G. WOOD. 

ERICKSON— Mrs. S.arah EHekson was born In Sweden, Oc- 
tober 27th, 1843. and departed this life at her home in Port 
Scott, Kansas, December loth, 1030, at the age of 87 years, 
one month and 22 days. Mrs. Erickson wag the widow of the 
late Andrew Erickson. She had lived in America 60 years 
and in Fort Scott. 32 years. Mrs. Erickson was confirmed In 
the Swe.lish Lutheran church In early childhood and re- 
mained In that faith imtll death. The decea.sed is survived 
bv the following children: Charles Erickson. of San Jose, 
Calif.: Mrs. J. W. Gwlnn, Kansas City, Mo.: Mrs. W E 
Cotton of Los Angeles, Calif.: Mrs. P. D. Tipton, Chicago! 
111. She also leaves nine grandchildren and eight great- 
grandchildren. A double funeral service was held, one at 
the undertaker's parlors of Fort Scott, Kan., and another 
at the home of Mrs. Gwinn at Kansas City, Mo. Interment 
was made In Forest Hill Cemetery at Kansas City. Mo., con- 
ducted by the writer. L. G. WOOD. 

BLACK— Dortha Elnora Lcffel, daughter of WilUum and 
Catherine Leffel, was born June 24, 18(12, and was called to 
her eteraal home, June 22. 1030, lacking but two days of 
being ns years of age. On ,Iune 14, 1882, she was united In 
marriage to William Calvin Black, God blest this union with 
three children, a son and twol daughters, all of whom are 
living. 

She. with her hu.sband who survlyes, united with the Cor- 
inth Brethren church of Twelve Mile. Indiana, more than 
forty years ago, where she remained a faithful member until 
her death. Funeral services were held In the Corinth church, 
conducted by the pastor, the writer, and assisted by Rev, 
Ditch of Mexico. Ind. Text; 2 Timothy 4:7, 8. 

MARK B, SPACHT. 

MOSS— Cora Mae Woodhouso. daughter of Philip and 
Naomi Ellen Woodhouse, wag bora in .Tewell County, Kansas, 
August (I, 1881, Her parents the following year moved back 
to Indiana, At the early age of fifteen she united with the 
Corinth Brethren church, where she faithfully served her 
Savior until God called her home, December ,5, 1030. On 
Sept. 1, moo she was united in marriage to Clyde A, Moss, 
To this union was bom one daughter, Ethel T.avenla, who 
preceded her mother to the glory world. 

She leaves to mourn her passing, her hu.sband, mother, 
two sisters, a brother and three nieces and two nephews, 
besides many other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were from the Corinth church, conducted 
by her pastor, the writer. At the request of the deceased, 
the text used was John 14:2, MARK B, SPACHT, 

ORAIM — Benjamin Franklin Oram, son of William H. and 
Mary Oram, was born Sept, 29, 1867, at Hagerstown, Wayne 
County, Indiana. Ho departed this life December 0. 1030. 
at his home near Logansport, Indiana. On Feb. 22, L887, at 
Chattanooga, Tenn,, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth 
Stroop. To this union wag bora one\ son. Pllney E., who 



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JANUARY 24, 1931 



preceded hla father to the great beyond Just a year ago 
to the day. 

He united with the Corinth Brethren church twenty-flve 
years aBO, which he faithfully served and supiiortcd until bis 
Heavenly Father removed him from the activities of life. He 
leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, two (frandsons and 
a granddauKhtcr. a dauuhter-ln-law. one brother and three 
sisters, many other relatives and friends. Funeral services 
were conducted by the writer In the Pipe Creek Church of 
the Brethren, assisted by the pastor of that church. Brother 
Thomas Sbively. Text: Gen. 1:1. "In the beglnnlns God." 

MASK B, SPACHT. 

WILKINSON— Brother FranWln P. Wilkinson was bom In 
Franklin County, Indiana, on March lith. 1853, and departed 
this life at his home In Baton. Ohio. November 21st, 1930, 
Et the aue of 77 years. Brother Wilkinson came Into the 
Gratis Brethren church during the pastorate of Brother 
Stam. Ho was a man of quiet, consistent life, honorable, 
fair minded, a Bond neighbor, and a good citizen. His im- 
mediate sununrs are bis wife, a son, and 2 brothers. The 
funeral services was conducted by his pastor, the undersigned. 
In the Eaton Church of the Brethren, with a large con- 
course of friends and neighbors present. Brother Wilkinson 
was the type of man who Is always missed. 

WM. H. BEACHLER. 

HURLISS— Mrs. Bosella Hurliss was bom In Pike County. 
Ohio, and died at the home of her daughter in Dayton. 
Ohio, on neoembiff 11th, at the age of 6G years. Sister 
Hurliss became a member of the Fairview Brethren church 
back in the pastorate of Dr. .T. M. Tomb.\UBb. but being a 
non-resident member for many years prevented her enjoy- 
InB close contact with her church. The funeral service was 
In charge of the undersigned at the home of her daughter In 
Dayton. WM. H. BEACHLEE. 

GOSS— Mr. John Goss. SI years of age, departed to be with 
hU l,ord at Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C, December 24, 
10.10. He was bom in Maryland, but at an early age came 
to Washington where the most of his life was spent. He 
was a member of the First Brethren church of this city. 
Surviving, besides his wife. Emma, to whom he had been mar- 
ried .IS years, are the following children: Mrs. Emma Stein- 
braker. .Mrs. Florence Totten. John. Jr.. and Arthur. Also 
there survive a sister. Mrs. Maggie Licarion. and a brother. 
Ellsworth. Funeral sen'ices were held by his pastor at his 
home and Interment was made at Arlington Cemetery. 

HOMER A. KENT. 

BYERS- -Brother Lewis Byers. son of the late Abraham 
Bvers. a member for many years of the Second Brethren 
church of Johnstown, passed away in an automobile accident 
at Toungstnwn. Ohio. December 15th, 19,10. Our brother 
had lived for more than twenty years in Toungstown and 
still retained his memberahio In the Johnstown church, hop- 
ing that in time to rome he might be able to become active 
in is own denomlnallon. While in the city of Toungstown 
he identified himself with the Reformed church and Sunday 
school, but not as an enrolled member. The funeral sermon 
was i)reaehed by the undersigned in that church, with the 
assistance of the Reformed church pastor. Brother Byers 
leaves to mourn his untimely departure three sons and a 
daughter, with his wife. His brothers are prominently actiire 
in our denominational work. Brother Forrest Byers. one of 
our ' pastors, and Chester, actively interested In our Johns- 
town work. One sister also survives. We sincerely sympa- 
thize with the grief stricken family in their sudden loss. 

GEORGE A. JONES. 

BOWDEN — Brother Charles Bowden. a member of the Sec- 
ond Brethren church of Johnstown. Pa. passed to his eternal 
reward on Ttiesday, December 10, 1930. He is survived by 
his widow and one son. who mourn their loss, with a host 
of friends. Brother Bowden was 54 years old and died from 
heart leakage, of which he had been a sutferer many years. 
Funeral by the pastor, the imdersigned, on Thursday, January 
1st. Interment In Grandview Cemetery. 

GEORGE A. JONES. 

DRISCOL -William P. Drlscol was bom April 10, 1851, 
and died at his home near WlUlamsport, Md.. December 25. 
l!)in. lit the age of 79 years. 8 months and 15 days. The 
evening before his death Brother Drl.scol retired in his usual 
health. On awaking the neit morning he complained of a 
pain in his arm. Sister Drlscol came downstairs for some 
liniment with which to bathe his arm. On returning to his 
room she found him dead. 

On May Hi. 18S3 he was united in marriage with Mary 
Virginia Hemphill who sunlves him. Brother Drlscol united 
with the Brethren church at St. James. Md.. 34 years ago. 

Funeral services were conducted in the Downsville Church 
of Christ by his pastor, assisted by the Rev. Joshua Long. 

W. 8. BAKER. ■ 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



tive Committee is working but you must do 
your part. 

FREEMAN ANKRUM, Secretary, 
National Executive Committee. 

FOR SUPERANNUATED MINISTERS' 
FUND 

All money for the Superannuated Minis- 
ters' Fund is to be sent to Rev. G. L. Maus, 
Secretary, Roann, Indiana. 



WHO ASKED FOR CLOTHING BAGS? 

The two clothing bags requested in the 
postal card communication of January 9th, 
will be immediately and gladly sent forward 
if the person requesting them wall kindly 
send address to which to post them. 

FRANK GERMAN, 
Krypton, Kentucky. 

CONFERENCE REMINDER 

To heads of all Auxiliaries of the Breth- 
ren Church who have a section of the Con- 
ference program. It is not too soon to get 
your organization under way so your pro- 
gram can be formulated and the completed 
program mailed to the Secretary. Don't put 
it off! Get busy immediately. The Execu- 



Business Manager's Corner 

CONFERENCE MINUTES 

Occasional inquiries have been coming 
into the office concerning when the minutes 
of the last General Conference will be ready 
to mail. 

We are glad to report that barring all de- 
lays occasioned by "strikes, lockouts, fires, 
floods or any other act of Providence" as 
usually written into contracts Dy firms that 
want a good alibi for failing to meet the 
time element in the contract, the Conference 
Minutes will be in the mails before this 
paper reaches our readers. 

The only alibi we wish to offer for the 
lateness of the publication of the Minutes 
is the lateness in receiving the copy. 

We would state further that we do not 
blame the Conference Secretary either, for 
he can not send to us what he has not got, 
and we know he had a great deal of difficul- 
ty in getting reports of different organiza- 
tions of the church into his hands so he 
could send them on to us. 

Another cause for delay is being com- 
pelled to wait until the reports from our 
district conferences which are held in the 
month of October are received before the 
publication can go to press. 

When all these reports came in from our 
last conferences we were in the midst of 
making our Sunday school quarterlies and 
that work could not be laid aside for the 
minutes. 

It seems to us these reports of the Gen- 
eral Conference would be received wdth a 
great deal more interest, if they could be 
off the press and in the hands of the 
churches within thirty days after the close 
of the Conference. Of course this sort of 
arrangement would exclude the possibilty 
of including the reports and organization of 
the district conferences whose annual meet- 
ings are held in October. It might be well 
for the General Conference to appoint a 
committee to investigate the matter and to 
see if some plan might be worked out that 
will prove more satisfactory. 

Bigger and Better 

This year's report is the "biggest" and 
we hope it is the "best" that has been pub- 
lished for many years. The booklet con- 
tains just one half more pages than the re- 
ports for the last two preceding Confer- 
ences contained, so our readers wrill be get- 
ting that much more for their money. And 
in these days of close figuring in all finan- 
cial transactions that should count consider- 
ably. 

As for the "better" part of the report, 
that will have to be left to the readers to 
decide; but our shop foreman, who is a 
Methodist instead of a Brethren says there 
are two addresses in the report that are 
well worth the price of the whole. Of 
course it would not be proper to state what 
two they are, because other speakers might 
feel slighted or our readers might just read 
those two, and we want them all to be read. 



Who Gets These Minutes 

We would like to send copies to evei 
pastor in the church, for we feel that evei 
congregation should have a goodly suppl 
BUT experience has taught us that a fe 
pastors become so VERY FORGETFU 
about sending in the money they recei- 
from the sale of the Minutes that it nev' 
reaches our office. We keep a record of j 
such, and it is our plan not to send ai 
copies to a pastor who forgot to pay for t 
copies sent him the previous year, i 
course we are not infallible, and we mig 
inadvertently miss some one who should r 
be missed. Should this occur and shot 
our attention be called to it we will gla( 
forward the omitted pastor as many cop 
as he can use with apologies that will res 
all the way from our office to his parst 
age no matter whether it is in New Jen, 
or California. i 

Please sell these reports at twenty-t; 
cents each and if you think it is wort! 
nickel just keep that much out from 
price of each copy and send us the balaii 
But when that is done it means just 
much more of a deficit for the General ( 
ference to make up, and we have to 
until next September for our pay. 
Publication Day, etc 
We would like to write a column or i 
yet to boost the Publication Day offer 
but we haven't the space, without intruc 
upon the editor. Se we will only say 
hope it will be one of the best ever mi 
for it is surely needed. 

As for the etc. that means Evangii 
subscriptions and an uptodate report of j 
Honor Roll. We could make a mighty i 
report along this line but we will be 
pelled to postpone that for ano.ther wen 
maybe next week, if the editor has roon' 
But the thing we want to emphasize < 
is the necessity of selling Conference 
utes with the zeal of a Hoover or P 
Brush salesman. When we take our rdi 
as seriously as these salesmen take 
jobs success will crown our efforts. 

R. R. TEETER, Business Manag* 

P. S. Another Widow's Mite — As 

opened our mail this Monday momingi 
third letter gave us the most agreeable| 
prise we hav^ received in a long tima 
was a check from a good sister who bd 
to that blessed class of widows who hlj 
real love for their Master, and the an 
of the check was FIVE HUNDRED ll 
LARS for the Publication Day offering| 
can only say God bless you, dear s 
and may your kind increase. 



THE VIRGIN BIRTH 

By R. I. Humberd 

Orders have been filled from ^ 
booklet from many states, Canada 
England. 

Dr. Howard Banks, Litt D. M 
"This masterly study is the beflt 
have ever seen on this vital subjti 
Eighty of these booklets were M 
chased by the First church of Id\ 
Beach, California, after the writer 
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PRESIDENT POLING 

of the International Society of Christian Endeavor 

TO THE CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS 

of The Brethren Christian Endeavor Union 



It is a pleasure to greet you through the columns of the 
"Brethren Evangelist." 

Fifty years of Christian Endeavor history are behind 
us and fifty years and more of Christian Endeavor ser 
vice lie ahead. We shall not be worthy of our past, of 
our great inheritance, unless we accept the new opportu- 
nities and go forward to win new and greater triumphs 
for Christ and the Church. From New Zealand comes thp 
challenging slogan "Greater Things Than These." Let us 
make it our call to a great advance. 

I commend to you the program not only of our Inter- 
national and World Societies but of your partcular denom- 
inations and communions. May God bless you all and 
give you in all your Christian Endeavor activities "Good 
Success." Very Sincerely, 

Signed: DANIEL A. POLING, President. 



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JANUARY 31, 1931 



Signs of the Times 



by 
Alva J. McClain 



(jUOl) Advice 

Judging from the publislied list of speak- 
ers at the Ohio Pastors' Association, one 
might expect to hear almost anything 
ranging from the type of thinking repre- 
sented by Dr. John Timothy Stone to that 
of Dr. Cadman. Perhaps the pastors want- 
ed variety. 

At any rate the conservative and spiritual 
viewpoint was not only sounded, but actually 
got into the newspapers. Dr. Daniel A. 
Poling told the pastors to "Go back to your 
prayer meetings and keep the church out of 
politics." Newspaper reports cannot always 
be depended on, but I hope this is what he 
really said. 



M. 



I.SS Comstock's Opinion 

We once heard it said that when woman 
got the right to vote, the drink problem 
would be settled; the assumption being that 
taken as a whole women would vote for pro- 
hibition, and also that prohibition would end 
the matter. 

Now as to woman's attitude we find that 
Miss Ada L. Comstock, the highly intelli- 
gent President of a famous College for 
women, and the sole representative of her 
sex on the late lamented Wickersham Com- 
mission, advocated a revision of the present 
prohibition laws. 

But probably Miss Comstock does not rep- 
resent the mind and heart of American 
womanhood. We hope not. 



I HE Wickersham Report 

The long awaited report on the Prohibi- 
tion problem has been made in a volume 
which will make a good sized book and 
President Hoover has sent it to Congress 
together with a letter of his own. And now, 
as we sometimes sing, the fight is on. 

For, strange as it may seem, there is no 
general agreement as to what either the 
Commission or the President has said. Dr. 
Poling characterizes the Commission's re- 
port as "high and low, wet and dry; makes 
everybody happy, and nobody glad." But 
he regards the President's message as un- 
qualifiedly in favor of prohibition. On the 
other hand, a very high and dry Republican 
Senator declares that the President has not 
committed himself irrevocably, but will fol- 
low the party in the matter. 

The Cleveland Plain Dealer thinks the 
greatest need at Washington is some one 
who can write plain English. 

The way of the expert Hoover Commis- 
sion is hard. There is one lesson to be 
learned — If you have any political reputa- 
tion, and value it, do not ever under any 
circum.stances accept a place on an expert 
commission to investigate prohibition. 

I had intended to devote all my space this 
week to an analysis of the Wickersham re- 
port, but having read the published excerpts, 
1 am somewhat discouraged. 

"Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, 
and fill his belly with the east wind ? Should 
he reason with unprofitable talk? Or with 
speeches wherewith he can do no good" 
(Job 15:2-3). 



1 HE Price of Progress 

The race makes progress in ceitain direc- 
tions only to discover that at times progress 
is a hard master, requiring us to wear many 
a hair shirt. 

For example, nobody but a few Roman 
Catholics would want to return to the days 
of the Imperial Empire, but Winston 
Churchill points out that, in these days of 
independent states, the journey from Paris 
to Stockholm, less than the diameter of 
many American states, requires the use of 
six different kinds of coins and stamps, and 
the passage of seven frontiers and the use 
of five different languages. Furthermore, 
in the days of Augustus, the peace of the 
entire Roman world was maintained by a 
force of only 800,000 armed men. While to- 
day, after fighting the bloodiest war in hu- 
man history for the purpose of ending war, 
it takes twenty million soldiers to guard the 
jigshaw frontiers of twenty-six European 
states. 



1 HE Modesty of Women 

A change of style will often foist upon 
women fashions which offend their sense of 
modesty, and it takes time and effort to feel 
at ease in them. Dr. Melvin Grove Kyle, 
noted archaeologist, writes in the Biblio- 
theca Sacra of this phenomenon as he has 
observed it in Turkey. 

"The abolition of the veil for women in 
Turkey has, at present, perhaps but tem- 
porarily, an interesting psychological effect; 
Turkish women are as yet very shy about 
being seen by every strange man who comes 
within their horizon. It is pathetic to see 
them; one feels like looking the other way." 

And he adds, "The fact is that every re- 
spectable woman the world over has a line 
of defense, however arbitrarily drawn, be- 
yond which barrier no man except her hus- 
band is ever permitted to pass without in- 
stant rebuke. With Turkish woman, for- 
merly the veil was that outer line of de- 
fense. Now that it is taken away, the wom- 
en are in a flutter; they feel that the line 
between modesty and immodesty is passed 
by every man who comes in sight of them. 
Their actions are as pathetic as the efforts 
of modest women in the days of the short 
skirt, now passed, we hope, as they fran- 
tically tugged at insufficient covering." 

"The fact is that modesty is a shy maid- 
en; it is a dangerous thing to shock her too 
much, lest she become brazen." 



/\ WORD for Church Ushers 

Too often the position of usher in our 
modem churches is regarded as one beneath 
the dignity of an important man, something 
like a floor-walker in a department store, 
requiring only a fine exterior and a .suave 
manner. Doctor Marlin, writing one of his 
remarkable articles in the Bibliotheca Sacra, 
takes issue with this viewpoint. 

"We suggest that no man ought to be an 
usher in a church who is not wholly in love 
with the Lord Jesus. A cold-hearted elder 
will not do as much harm in a church as a 
cold-hearted usher. Ushers should not be 
carelessly chosen as for a minor position of 
small moment. The position of an usher in 
a church is a position which ought to be 
highly magnified. It should be a position 
reserved for the highest type of character, 
for men noted for their courtesy, tact, kind- 
ness, geniality and a real love for human- 
ity in all its grades and needs. Ushers 



ought to be men beautiful with the holim 
and compassion of God. Ushers ought 
be chosen with as great care as that whi 
is exercised in the choice of elders a 
deacons." 

"The usher is in a sense the host of t' 
church; it is with him that the Strang? 
comes in closest contact; he is the repi 
sentative of the congregation and has rau 
to do with the impressions carried away 
the casual worshipper. He should in a sen 
embody the joy and the love of God shinii 
on all who enter the portals of God's Houi 
If Jesus were an usher in a church and W(' 
comed sinners and all kinds of broke! 
hearted people at the door, they would cor 
back, if for nothing else than to see 
usher again, to hear him speak, to see Goi 
love shining in his face and eyes. U.shei 
in a church, above all others percham 
should pray that the spirit of Jesus mig 
be given to them as they meet at the do 
every grade of life and every kind of 
man need." 

Dr. Marlin is right. Every office of 
vice in the church of God is a spiritual ca 
ing. There are no unimportant members 
the Body of Christ. 



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1 HE Days of our Years 

A French statistician calculates that 
average man of 70 years has spent 23 yes 
in bed, 19 years at work, 9 years in amiui 
ment, 2 years .shaving, and one year 
church. Evidently man is not over-work* 
But the whiskers take a terriffic toll co> 
paratively speaking. Most men will 
that the 2 yeais spent shaving should 
included under the head of work. 

The ancient Hebrew did not liave SB\ 
troubles, being forbidden to "mar the ci| 
ners" of his beard. But shaving was 1 
custom in Egypt. When an Egyptian cor 
artist, in the days of Abraham, wanted, 
ridicule a man, he would draw him with 
beard! The priests shaved the entire bor 
using a razor of bronze. Joseph, called < 
of prison by the King, is shaved before CO 
ing into the royal presence. And that,- 
the way, is one of the many internal ei 
dences that the book of Genesis was wi'iti 
by some one who knew Egyptian custa 
first hand, and is not a forgery by so, 
late Jew who never saw early Egypt. 



IN THIS NUMBER I 



Christian Endeavorer's Golden Jubilee 
—Editor, 

Editorial Review, , 

The Golden Anniversary — E. M. 
Riddle, 

Values of Christian Endeavor^ — M. 
L. Gossard 

The Pledge and the Christian En- 
deavor — G. A. Ritchie, 

The Thing was Done Suddenly — 
Great Commission Prayer League, 

Studies in the Scriptures — C. F. 
Yoder 

The Family Altar— T. C. Lyon 

For Citizenship or Temperance Su- 
perintendents, 

Editor's Notes on the S. S. Lesson, 

Fifty Years of Christian Endeavor, 

Suggestions for C. E. in the New 
Year — Esther Holdeman, 

A New.sletter from Africa — Florence 
Gribble '■ 

News from the Field, 1' ' 

Announcements, ' 



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Christian Endeavor's Golden Jubilee 



Ihristian Endeavor is celebrating its Golden Jubilee. On the 
ond of February it vvill be fifty years since the first Young Peo- 

s Society of Christian Endeavor was organized in the Williston 
igregational church in Portland, Maine, by the late Rev. Fran- 

E. Clark, D.D. From that one society it has gone forvs^ard 

a great and vital movement that it is, multiplying through the 
irs until the societies now number many thousands, the members 

counted in millions and are found in every country and race 

ithe world. It is no longer merely a "Young People's" society, 
has been graded to meet the needs of children and youth of 
ry age and has made a place among its ranks for adults as 
.1. It is, however, preeminently a youth movement, and the 
rid has never seen its equal as such. After half a century of 
vice, of growth and development, it is still a going concern, 
orous, vital, growing and aggressive. A movement that has 
;d so long and yet shows no sign of weakening but is still pul- 
ing with life and is enlarging its service and efficiency, must 
'e something about it that is very fundamental, something that 
ets some very vital human needs, something indeed that is more 
n human. Such a movement deserves our attention and the 
rch can well afford to take time to evaluate it. 

n the first place it stands for personal acceptance of and alie- 
nee to Jesus Christ. It is distinctly religious and aims to make 
gion first of all a very personal matter. In its slogan, "For 
ist and the Church," the Lord Jesus is made the first object of 
otion and loyalty. And the pledge begins, "Trusting in the 
•d Jesus Christ," — a very definite encouragement of the spirit 
Dhrist-dependence. Some have thought Christian Endeavor was 
definitely religious in its aims, and for the worldly minded and 
indifferent it may truly be somewhat of a drawback. However, 
t were any less religious and any less strongly pledged to 
igiance to Christ it would lack that element which gives it its 

latest strength and its most persistent grip on life. 
;hristian Endeavor is not primarily a club for sociability, though 

l;ives due attention to the development of the social life. It is 
pre-eminently a literary society or a dramatics club though it 
s a great deal in the way of bringing young people in touch 

. h and creating a love for the best of literature, and helps won- 
fully in developing their powers of expression and literary in- 

s pretation. It can never have as its chief aim the encouragement 
wholesome athletics, important as that may be in its proper 
;e. The first concern of Christian Endeavor in the individual's 

( ition to Jesus Christ; its highest aim is open confession of and 
otion to him; it is very definitely and strenuously religious in 

I primary ideals and aspirations. That is at once the source of 

t strength and guarantee of the continuance of its popularity and 

"er. The church needs just such an organization with just such 
rimary aim. And it is Christian Endeavor's answering to that 

ni that has given it such a strong place in the affections of the 

Irch. 

S'ollowing immediately upon personal allegiance to Christ is 

OTiibership in the church which Christian Endeavor seeks to 

iijig about. It reads, "For Christ and the Church." It takes both 

ifnbers of the slogan to give completion to its aim, Christian 

Sjleavor is not indifferent to the importance of church member- 

^>, but is definitely committed to it. It does not encourage the 

lance view of religion, but everywhere seeks to lead the young 

ion into a definite church relationship and responsibility. It 

'3 not work separate and apart from the church, when it is 

wed to maintain its true character, but works in harmony with 

as a part of the church. It is no competitor of the church but 

frong arm of the church. It does not detract from the glory 

e church but focuses the light upon it as the very body of 

t. It calls for devotion to and service of the church on the 

B|; of every active member and concerning those who are not 



active Christians and church members, it never rests satisfied until 
it has brought them into that relationship. An organization with 
such an attitude toward the church and so thoroughly dependent 
on the church could not help having the church's confidence and 
possessing those qualities that make for long life and power in 
things that are spiritual. 

Christian Endeavor challenges young people to make daily use 
of the recognized means of spiritual growth and development in 
service. That is what the pledge means. It is a challenge to give 
the soul daily that spiritual nourishment and disciplining that make 
for Christian character and service. It is a means of encouraging 
the young Christian to grow in grace, to increase more and more. 
Nothing is more important than that he who has become a disciple 
of Christ should seek to become more and more like Christ, to be- 
come the possessor of an ever larger and more abundant life. That 
was Jesus' own declared purpose in coming — "that they might have 
life and that they might have it more abundantly." But to have 
that more abundant life, one must fulfil the conditions. 

The Christian Endeavor pledge ties one up to a program that 
embodies some of the important elements that contribute to the 
enlargement and beauty and worth of the Christian life. It calls 
for daily prayer and Bible reading and the constant striving to do 
whatever Christ would have us do. It calls for the support of 
one's own church, the regular attendance of its services and for 
the endeavor to lead a Christian life, not for a day or for a week, 
but throuhgout the entire life. In relation to the society, the mem- 
ber promises to be true to all his duties, to attend its meetings 
and to take an active part in its programs. Faithfulness is per- 
sistently and repeatedly stressed, and that is essential to growth 
into the stature of Christ. He who pledges himself with honest 
purpose and sincere effort to carry out such a program cannot fail 
to grow into the possession of an ever larger and more exuberant 
spiritual life and to become such a servant of the church as will 
delight the heart of the Master. 

Such aims and others that might be mentioned make Christian 
Endeavor a live, highly valuable, and steadily growing institution, 
one that the leadership of the church can well afford to foster. And 
it is being fostered and led forward into ever larger work. Inter- 
national Christian Endeavor records show that "today there are 
more members, in more societies, in more churches, in more denom- 
inations, in more nations than ever before in the history of the 
movement." Contrary to the impression of some. Christian Endeav- 
or is not dying, but is growing. The more than four million mem- 
bers, in more than eighty thousand societies, in more than eighty- 
seven denominations are going forward in true missionary fashion 
and the enthusiasm of Christian Endeavor is spreading like a good 
contagion. 



EDI TORIAL REVIEW 

A post card from Brother R. I. Humberd tells us that he baptized 
two at Lake Odessa, Michigan, last Sunday, 

Brother S. M. Whetstone is helping Brother R. D. Barnard in an 
evangelistic campaign in Dayton, and the pastor in a personal note 
to the editor says, "We are having a mighty fine meeting," and 
"There have been four decisions so far." 

Brother E. M. Riddle, our Christian Endeavor President, says 
he has been gratified to hear of a number of societies planning 
to observe Christian Endeavor week. Why not all observe it? We 
learn that the Muncie society is to have a C. E. banquet at which 
Brother Riddle is to speak, 

Sister W, M. Lyon writes her reaction to a suggestion in a recent 
editorial regarding the merging of news-carrying publications. We 



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are glad to give place to such constructive comments in "Our Read- 
ers' Forum." Other readers are welcome to express their opinions 
on various matters in consti-uctive ways. 

Our Elkhart correspondent informs us that the people are going 
forward with the work there in a fine way and putting across dif- 
ficult undertakings by united effort, under the leadership of their 
capable pastor, Brother W. 1. Duker. "United effort" is the right 
way; those two words with the blessing of God will spell success 
anywhere. Dr. Bame begins a meeting there February 1. 

THE LAST SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY IS BENEVOLENCE 
DAY when every church is requested by General Conference to lift 
an offering for the two-fold purpose of contributing to the Super- 
annuated Ministers' Fund and aiding in the support of the Breth- 
ren Home at Flora, Indiana. Send your offering for the superan- 
nuated ministers to Rev. G. L. Maus, Secretary, Roann, Indiana, 
and your Brethren Home offerings to Cecil Hendrix, Treasurer, 
Flora, Indiana. 

Brother B. F. Owen tells us of his evangelistic campaign just 
closed at the Gravelton church, near neighbors to Nappanee, In- 
diana. Nine were added to the church as a result of the meeting. 
The evangelist was assisted by his wife as leader of music, and the 
services of both were much appreciated by the Gravelton people. 
This rural church has made a splendid contribution to the kingdom 
in the way of supplying leadership and still seems to be determined 
to continue its valued service to the community. God has a mis- 
sion for such rural church groups yet to perform. 

The editor was privileged to preach for the Cooperative Breth- 
ren church at Columbus, Ohio, in the morning and to officiate at 
communion service in the evening of January 18th, at the invita- 
tion of the pastor, Brother D. R. Murray. Dr. Bame also, as well 
as some elders of the Church of the Brethren, was present and had 
part in the communion services. It was a blessed fellowship we 
had of Brethren and Church of the Brethren together, a foreshad- 
owing, we hope, of the day when they all shall be one throughout 
the land, so far as Dunker groups are concerned. 

President E. E. Jacobs, having attended the meeting of the As- 
sociation of American Colleges recently held at Indianapolis, 
returns more strongly convinced than ever of the steady march of 
educational requirements and procedure for the conservation of 
culture. We gather from this that Brethren people must not im- 
agine that the last word has been said in the matter of making 
the standing of our college secure for the days to come. We must 
go forward and answer still further needs, or the present needs 
more fully, and we must be far-seeing in building our educational 
program. 

In the current issue of The Biblical Review, quarterly publica- 
tion of the Biblical Seminary in New York, we find an article by 
Prof. Alva J. McClain, of the Ashland Seminary. Under the sub- 
ject, "Current Tendencies Which Limit Faith and Life," Brother 
McClain takes cognizance of the "detrimental impatience of 
authority and failure to grasp the true meaning of liberty of soul," 
to use the editor's words, and gives "a thoughtful analysis of 
trends that are arising from this anarchistic spirit of the times." 
Prof. McClain is listed in that distinguished theological magazine 
as one of its contributors. In the fall issue of 1928 he contributed 
to that magazine a paper on "The Doctrine of the Kenosis in Phil- 
ippians 2:5-18, "that called forth very favorable comment from a 
distinguished theologian. 

From Roann, Indiana, we have- a report of progress in the Sun- 
day school and church and an interesting combination program for 
the raising of money, conducting church business, worship and en- 
tertainment, held on New Year's Eve. A two weeks' evangelistic 
meeting was held during Januarj- with the pastor. Brother G. L. 
Maus, serving as preacher and Mr. Harry Richer as song leader. 
There were nineteen added to the church by confession and baptism 
and two by letter. The members and other Christians in the town 
cooperated in a fine way by prayer during the meetings and pre- 
ceding the meetings, and in other ways the community gave coopera- 
tion. The average Sunday school attendance for the three Sundays 



of the meetings was 207. Brother and Sister Maus are being high- 
ly appreciated in their spiritual leadership in Roann. 

This week we are joining with our Christian Endeavor comrades 
in celebrating the Golden Anniversary of the founding of Christiai 
Endeavor. We appreciately greatly the very cordial greeting fron 
Dr. Daniel A. Poling, president of the International Society and o: 
the World's Christian Endeavor LTnion. Also, the president of oui 
own Brethren Christian Endeavor Union, Brother E. M. Riddle 
contributes toward the celebration, as do other Endeavorers. Broth 
er Whitmer, departmental editor, is doing a sei-vice in providinj 
the resume of Christian Endeavor history for his page. We sugges 
to Endeavorers that they do not fail to observe'Christian Endeavo 
weeTc and particularly to cooperate in tithing their income durini 
their special week and give the proceeds to the support of thei 
Krypton mission work. 

Goshen, Indiana, has just enjoyed the return meeting of th 
exchange plan between Brethren Stuckman and Grisso, and th 
Goshen pastor and people rejoice in the splendid evangelistic lead 
ership of Brother Grisso. Twenty-four made the good confessio 
and all are by this time baptized into the church, we are assurec 
Nearby churches gave encouragement by attendance in large dek 
gations. Brother Stuckman also mentions the Homecoming seiTic 
when Prof. McClain was the special preacher of the day and whe 
the church by sacrificial giving fully met its annual payments o 
its splendid new building. Brother Grisso, along with his repoi 
of the meeting, informs us that his work at Lanaz'k, Illinois, 
moving forward with fine harmony and faithful cooperation ani 
increased financial support. j 

We have a newsy letter this week from Dr. Florence N. Gril, 
ble in French Equatorial Africa. Brother Hathaway was taken i 
with the fever for the first time in fourteen months, and thong' 
recovering at the time of writing yet was not out of bed. D 
Gribble was working for two weeks vrith a low fever. In genert 
however, it may be said that the health of our African missionaric 
is better than it used to be, thanks to the greatly improved co 
ditions. There is still room for much improvement, however, b 
fore health conditions will be reasonably satisfactory. It is stati 
that medical work during the month, for which report is mad 
was very heavy, and it will be noticed that it is being carried i 
under difficult circumstances, particularly in case of operatic 
when native boys must take the place of absent nurses in admini 
tering the anesthetic. But God's presence and the skill of the ab 
surgeon has brought blessing even in the midst of handicaps. 

Our correspondent from Rittman, Ohio, informs us of the sple 
did progress that is being realized by the church there under t 
spiritual leadership of Brother Everett Niswonger. The Sund 
school attendance has been recorded in three figures for sevei 
weeks. Nine have been added to the church by baptism and thi 
by letter since September 1st of last year, according to the repo 
but since that was written, we have been informed that four mc 
have been baptized, taking the church membership above the 1 
mark. The editor recently had the pleasure of visiting this chui 
on the occasion of their burning the mortgage on their chui 
building. Dr. E. G. Mason, who was a big help to this church di 
ing the days of his superintendency of the Rittman public schoi 
and was a signer of the note, was present to participate in t 
ceremonies. The church shows every evidence of growth, not t 
least important of which is their love for and cooperation w 
their pastor. Brother Niswonger. 

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THIS WEEK— 

Dr. Gribble asks that we pray for the missionaries that God n 
give them "strength and wisdom and guidance," especially 
"times of weakness." Also, "Pray for all the evangelists." 

From Roann, Indiana, comes the request, "Remember this chfe^ 
in your petitions to the throne of grace." 

The church at Telford, Tennessee says: "Please pray for u^ 

Brother Thomas Presnell, pastor at Aleppo, Pennsylvania, ' 
"Pray for us." 

Brother Everett Niswonger, pastor at Rittman, Ohio, asks pj 
"that God may continue to bless us." 



1931 THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 

The Golden Anniversary 

By E. M. Riddle, President Brethren Christian Endeavor Union 



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This being the Fiftieth Anniversary .)f 

iristian 'Endeavor, it is fitting that we 

esent herein something of the histoi-.;, 

ope and aim of tliis great world-wido 

OUTH MOVEMENT. With this also 

ould come a few suggestions relative to 

e purpose of Golden Jubilee Week. Per- 

ips it is needless to say that in writing 
a subject that covers fifty years, only 

6 high spots can be touched. 

The first Young People's Society of 

iristian Endeavor was organized by the 

>v. Francis E. Clark in the Williston Con- 

egational Church, Portland, Maine, Feb- 

?ry 2nd, 1881. It may be interesting to 

my to know that the first leader of a 

ristian Endeavor society was Granville 

aples. The first signer of the pledge wat^ 

Oiam H. Pennell. The first Youth Con- 

•ence was held in the above named 

arch, in June the year following the or- 

nization of the Young People. Six sn- 

ties were represented. The first society organized out- 

6 of North America was in Hawaii. The same year 

! was set up in India. The first society in China was 

anized in 1885 by Rev. George Hubbard, a missionary. 

e first state Christian Endeavor Union was formed in 

lerica by Endeavorers frqm Connecticut, this also in 
5. In the year 1888 Dr. Clark embarked for his first 
enture to Europe in the mterests of this rapidiv 

eading work. He went to London at the invitation of 
British Sunday School Union to tell the union about 
stian Endeavor, ihree years later his board of trus- 

s asked that he make a trip around the world, offering 
appeal of this organization to the world. The fif- 

nth International and the first World's convention was 

d in Washington, D. C, near the Monument in three 

?e tents, in the year 1896. During 1900 Dr. and Mrs. 

rk, accompanied by their youngest son, Sydney, made 

econd journey around the world, visiting Japan and 

' na, returning across Siberia to the World's convention. 

I ring the Boxer outbreak in China twenty-seven mem- 

is out of a society of forty-seven in a mission were 

1 ssacred. 

^ lay 26th, 1027 the long, useful, humble life of Francis 
i ]lark, the apostle to youth, came to an end at his home 
1 Newton, Massachusetts. This great organization, 
2:hing now around the world, known in practicallv 
* ry country, and adapted to nearly all ages, from chil- 
»i the alumni departments, stands as a monument to 
3 ministry of this man of God. 

'r. D. A. Poling, having served many years in Chris- 
j| Endeavor activities, accepted the mantle laid down 
ypr. Clark. Just last year, doubtless one of the greai- 
5 history making events of all the fifty years was the 
ihth World's Christian Endeavor Convention held in 
< iin, Germany, bringing young people and their leaders 
Either from forty-two nations. 

juring these fifty years, there have been thousands o+ 
oitig men and young women who have definitely found 
ijnselves and dedicated their lives to the gospel min- 
•^v, or to the world of missionary service, or to the 
»hing profession, or many other fields of sei-vice, be- 

le of the opportunity and urge that accompanied the 
►i t and enthusiasm of Christian Endeavor. 




Rev. E. M. Riddle 



According to a recent communication 
from the International Secretary, some of 
the chief reasons for a Golden Jubilee 
Week are as follows: 

To challenge young people to a personnl 
discipleship with Jesus Christ and larger 
service in enthroning him as Master in all 
individual and social relatons. 

To lay the proper stress on the essential 
unity of Christians wherever found, by 
demonstrations of fellowship and co-opera- 
tion in the accomplishment of Christ's 
work in the world. 

To discover the best ways in which the 
Young People's Society may be adapted as 
an agency to meet the needs of youth. 

To bring to the attention of the leaders 
in the local and general church the value's 
pertaining to Christian Endeavor in its 
several grades of organization. 

To stimulate appreciation of the history, 
romance and essentials of Christian En- 
deavor. 

To emphasize the most important goals and objectives 
among Christian youth, and for their organizations, mak- 
ing full use of their pronouncements of recent young peo- 
ple's gatherings of national or world-wide scope. 
Warsaw, Indiana. 



Values of Christian Endeavor 

By Myron L. Gossard 

Christian Endeavor has values which no other organi- 
zation possesses. As its motto — "For Christ and the 
Church" — denotes, it is mainly an organization for the 
development of the spiritual side of life, although it adds 
to mental culture and character building. 

Spiritually, Christian Endeavor encourages an individ- 
ual, who is indifferent toward the work of God, to a fuller 
consecration and a greater sense of responsibility through 
the study of the Word of God, through prayer, and a more 
human and closer contact with fellow-workers in the Kin<?- 
dom. 

If a person participates in the work of Christian En- 
deavor with the right attitude, he will be humble and not 
self-righteous. Christian Endeavor will put us to thinking 
in the right spirit, which will develop a willingness to do 
church work. An outstanding value of Christian En- 
deavor work is its development of our talents by putting 
them to use. Many Endeavorers have unusually fine and 
valuable talents which can be used in accomplishing the 
work of Christ and the church. These young people can 
be put into positions of leadership where their endow- 
ments can be kept growing and their spirits kept from 
lagging and caused to reach forward to larger things. 
Then those who may not be so richly endowed, but have 
only one talent and who would probably never receive any 
attention in the church, can be used and helped in Chris- 
tian Endeavor, and given a chance to develop themselves, 
also. 

Christian Endeavor is undoubtedly as important social- 
ly as in any other way. It develops a love for one's fel- 
lowman and a desire for the right kind of society. By 
mingling with others, we exchange ideas, and thus 
strengthen ourselves and others for the work of Christ. 



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We also are more liable to put Jesus' way of treatine 
others into practice through Christian Endeavor. 

Christian Endeavor tends to remove timidity m con- 
fessing and testifying for Christ. Most folks are strong 
in spirit, but weak in the Hesh, and thus are afraid to 
talk. If we are afraid to talk, we are not so apt to testify 
for Christ before men. When we mingle with folks more 
of our own type every so often, as in Christian Endeavor, 
it renews our courage and we are more likely to express 
our feeling. 

By engaging in the study of Christ and his work, as at 
Christian Endeavor meetings, we are renewed in mind 
and spirit, and strengthened to overcome evil. We are 
also better pi-ejmred to help others who need the aid of 
Christian society. By continual fellowship with Chri<?t 
and his people, in Christian Endeavor work, we naturally 
become willing and anxious to follow and serve him. 

The way to a solid foundation is by experience. If we 
start earl.\- in life in the service of the Lord, we shall have 
laid a solid foundation upon which to build our service la 
later years. 

These and many more values there are of Christian En- 
deavor, some of which are not largely realized nor great- 
ly appreciated, but they exist nevertheless. They are 
ever at work, helping to make Christian Endeavor a wor- 
thy organization, one that has large possibilities as an 
agency for aiding in the work of the kingdom. 

Lanark, Illinois. 



The Pledge and the Christian Endeavor 

By G. A. Ritchie • 

"The pledge is our Magna Charta," so declares Amos 
R. Wells. It is the foundation of our freedom of expres- 
sion in Christ. It is a dual instrument that acts as the 
chai't and compass for our Christian life. 

Tlie pledge is our banner. We carry it aloft as the 
guiding challenge for the standards that will determine 
our characters. It calls forth our loyalty, and ever bids 
us to move forward. 

The pledge is our program. It places before us a sched- 
ule of living that is highest and noblest. In a day of 
loose living and utter disregard for law and order, we cer- 
tainly need plain guideposts that will point the way to 
the Celestial City. 

Some people object to the pledge as creating new 
ties. Every Christian should do the things wliich the 
pledge emphasizes. When we remember what Christ did 
for us, we should be eager to give allegiance to such a 
pledge for the sole purpose of pleasing him. 

Another protest against the pledge is that it binds or 
commits the individual. When the President takes the 
oath of office, lie rejieats the prescribed pledge in the 
presence of the multitudes. He kisses the Bible. It is a 
memorable event in his public life. The governor must 
swear to do Ills duty. The mayor also takes the oath pe- 
culiar to his office. The magistrate and policeman give 
their word of honor. What kind of a soldier would he be 
who refused to swear by his country ? The Christian En- 
deavor pledge is the oath of loyalty that we give to Christ 
as our Commander. 

Some people take the oath of office with mental reser- 
vations. They have no intentions of carrying out the 
promises made. So many people enter into the vows of 
marital life with no seriousness. If it doesn't take, thev 
get a divorce and try it again. But we do not say that 
we should not inaugurate our public officials, or that we 
should abolish marirage laws and vows because some are 
unfaithful. So we should not destroy the great Chris- 



tian Endeavor pledge because some do not remain ley? 
to it. Let us plunge into a closer consideration of th 
pledge and its vital relation to the Christian Endeavorer 
"Trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for strength," 

We start in humility. "Blessed are the poor in spirit, fo 
theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matt. 5:3). Tlie Gree 
word means "begging," mendicant, asking alms." "Blesse 
are the beggars or mendicants in spirit, for theii's is th 
kingdom of heaven." 

This is our declaration of dependence. We lean on God 
only begotten Son. It is by trusting. We should new 
stop trusting. So long as the Lord gives us breath, w^ 
must continue to confide in him and hold fast to his hani 
It is only by constantly casting ourselves upon his men 
and love that we can expect to have a victorious life. * 

Do not forget in whom we trust. It is m him wr 
made the heavens and earth and sea, and all that in the', 
is. Our God is "El Shaddai," God Almighty, whose woi 
sent the rolling worlds into space, and populated the eari 
with man, created in his own image, notwithstandir 
some modern writers' advocacy of the contrary. 

"I promise him." 

We are not slaves driven by the lash to irksome tasl^ 
I ought, I can, therefore I will give my word of honor 
my Lord. It is a promise that should be regarded sacr 
and eternal as the hills. 

We make no bargain like Jacob. Our promise is u 
conditional. It is made to none other than the Lord Jes 
Christ. In him we move, and have our being. He is t 
groom and we the bride. We share all things. We proi 
ise together to be faithful unto death. Whoever heard 
Christ not fulfilling his promises? 

"That I will strive." 

Striving should have a larger place in our lives. 
Billy Sunday says, the dead fish floats down the strea 
but it is the live one that strives against the onrushi 
currents and swims up. 

The church is impotent because large numbers ta 
their sei'vice too lightly. Burdens are shirked. Tas 
and pi'Ograms are ignored. The heat of the battle i 
shunned. If the soldiers insist on quitting the fight wh« 
ever they feel so inclined, the army will be defeated. 
"To do whatever he would like to have me do." 

"Whatever" is a word of eight letters, including eve; 
thing. There cannot be more than the "whole" or 
of anything. This word embraces all that follows, a 
covers all that precedes. 

"Whatever" is qualified by two words, which we m' 
not forget. We do not promise to accomplish everythi 
but that we will strive to do whatever. Tlie other qu. 
fying word is "He." It is whatever Christ would have' 
do. He is the most reasonable Master. If Christ wisl 
a thing, that settles the matter for us. This is the s' 
test. "Whatever Christ" would have. It is the acid b' 
Can we stand it? Do we live it? 

"I will make it the rule of my life to pray and to r 
the Bible every day." 

"No rule for me," says one. "I don't want to be IF 
down by any rules," declares another. Yet, these ssj 
persons manage to exist tied down to a habit that' 
mands so much sleep every twenty-four hours. Tj 
never miss their daily meals, three big square ones^ 
that. Whether we will or not, rules and habits shapes 
destiny. We cannot escape that fact. 

"Prayer is the Christian's native air." We cannot i 
without prayer any more than we can live without (j 
gen. What husband or wife exists without talking toj 
other? What child refuses to listen to the mother's 
ing words? Bible reading means God talking to us. Ji| 



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y lived upon the Word of God. It was his bread and 
it. The child of Christ who tries to live without eat- 
spiritual food will soon become emaciated. If tlie 
iger strike continues long, he will die. 
Just so far as I know how, throughout Iny whole Ufe, 
ill ende£[vor to lead a Christian Ufe." 
'he church member or psuedo-Christian who balks at 
3e words is usually trying to serve two masters. Jesus 
I that this cannot be done. Christ must be king in our 
s or nothing. The command of Jesus is, "Deny your- 
, take up your cross, and follow me." The terms of a 
. spiritual, and successful life are "unconditional sut- 
ler" to -the leadership of Jesus. 

As an active member, I promise to be true to aU my 
ies, to be present at and take some part, aside from 
;ing, in every Christian Endeavor prayer-meeting, un- 
hindered by some reason which I can conscientiously 
; to my Lord and Master. If obUged to be absent from 
monthly consecration meeting of the society, I will, 
ossible, send at least a verse of Scripture to be read 
espouse to my name at the roll call." 
hese words cover our duties to the organization. One 
d sums up the whole matter, "loyalty." If loyalty is 
sing, if the members are moral cowards, deserters, 
kers, or traitors, the ranks of Christian Endeavor are 
; to pieces. The morale drops. The battle is lost, 
here has been provided a rational ground for all cases 
mergencies. It is a reason that conscientiously cpn 
iven to Christ, our Lord and Master. Not an excuse, 
a reason! The conscience is a tender plant. It is 
ly frost-bitten. If the Endeavorer persists in expos- 
the conscience to the chilling blasts of fabricated ex- 
s, his spiritual life is soon at ebb, and his power with 
and for God sinks to zero. 

le monthly consecration meeting is stock-taking time, 
the sailor's dead reckoning of latitude and longitude, 
findings reveal where we are. The roll call means 
we must list the silent absentees among the "wound- 
id missing," with the fearful certainty that soon they 
be among the "dead" or "captured by the enemy." 
foe, the devil, is ever alert. He "bumps off" our 
3ts one by one. In Christ alone do we have hope of 
late victoiy over our vigilant enemy, 
tank the Lord for the Christian Endeavor pledge ! We 
ve that it was inspired of God. It is possible that 
leed of oganization may cease, but the pledge will 
It will go down by the side of Milton's "Paradise 
It will stand with Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" 
reat molder of character. — The Watchword. 



"The Thing Was Done Suddenly" 

Great Commission Prayer League is making a contribution 

Christian conscience of America by urging continual prayer 

vival. Their quotations froibi Finney and Moody are inspir- 

id suggestive. Every church could do more if it prayed more, 

Jvivalism would be more wholesome and constant. — Editor). 

aven-sent revivals come quickly, when every hin- 
■e is removed and God's people are expecting. GOD 
end a revival between Sundays. One came to An- 
in Pisidia between Sabbath days (Acts 13:44). Days 
eparation may be many or few, but of every great 
"il it can be said, "The thing was done suddenly." 
recite two thrilling accounts of mighty revivals re- 
bytwo outstanding evangelists, Finney and Moody, 
aspiration and encouragement. 
Finney, in his Revival lectures, tells the following 

godly man in western Ohio was suffering with con- 
;ion. He was a poor man, and had been ill for years. 






An unconverted merchant in that town, who had a kind 
heart, used to send some things for his comfort, or for 
his family. He felt grateful for the kindness, but could 
make no return as he wished. At length he determined 
that the best he could do would be to pray for the man's 
salvation. He began to pray, his soul kindled, and he 
got hold of God. 

"No revival was taking place there, but by and by, to 
the astonishment of everybody, this merchant came right 
out on the Lord's side. The fire kindled all over the place. 
A powerful revival followed and multitudes were con- 
verted. 

"This man lingered in this condition of weakness for 
years. After his death I visited the place, and his widov 
put into my hands his diary. Among other entries was 
this: 'I am acquainted with about thirty ministers and 
churches.' He then went on to set apart certain hours of 
the day and week to pray for each of these ministers and 
churches, and also certain seasons for praying for certain 
missionary stations. Then followed under different dates, 
such facts as these : 

'Today I have been able to offer what I call the prayer 

of faith for the outpouring of the Spirit on church, 

and I trust in God that there will soon be a revival there.' 
Thus he had gone over a great number of churches, re- 
cording the fact that he had prayed for them in faith, 
that a revival might soon prevail among them. Not long 
after, a revival commenced and went over the region of 
the country, nearly, I believe, if not quite in the order in 
which the places had been mentioned in his diary. 

"This man, too feeble in body to go out of his home, 
was yet more useful to the world and to the churches of 
God, than all the cold and formal professors of religion 
in the country." 

Mr. Moody used to tell a similar experience. The story 
is somewhat as follows: 

"Ihe first time I was ever in a real revival, I was in- 
vited to a little town in Michigan. A minister who was a 
perfect stranger to me met me at the depot and took me 
to his house to dinner. After dinner he took me out to a 
meeting. There were about twenty-five women on the^r 
knees, weeping, and praying to God to bless their uncon- 
verted children and husbands. It seemed as if I were at 
the very gate of heaven. 

"Then he took me off to the other end of the town to 
introduce me to an elder who was dying of consumption. 
When he knew he was to die, lie realized that he had not 
been a faithful steward. He saw he must soon give ac- 
count to God for his stewardship. There was not a youn? 
person in that congregation that was a member of the 
church. There was not one of the sons or daughters of 
the officers and elders, that was a member of the churrii. 

"There had not been a revival there for many years. 
He was soon to stand before God, and he began to pray. 
He got himself revived first. That is the first thing to 
do, begin with ourselves. If we want fresh interest in 
our churches we must begin with ourselves. Let us pray 
God to revive our own hearts first. Well, he got quici<;- 
ened. Then he sent for his brother elders, and for the 
male population of the church and talked to them. They 
had all become so discouraged that they said it was no 
use. Then he called for the women of the church and 
pleaded with them to meet and pray God to revive the 
work, and they had been doing that for two weeks when 
I got there. 

"That night I preached apparently against the air. 
There were no signs of power or spiritual life. But at 
midnight, a boy came down stairs to his father, and said, 
'Father, I want you to pray for me.' The father said he 
could not pray. He didn't sleep any that night. The 



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next morning he came to the prayer meeting, and said he 
wanted us to pray for him. Think of it, a father, who 
was a professing Christian, but could not pray for his own 
son who was weeping over his sins! Inside of twentv- 
four hours there was not a young person over twelve 
years of age, wliose parents were connected with that 
church, that did not give good evidence of being converted. 
God came suddenly to his temple, and there was a mighty 
work, the grandest I have ever seen. The work was re- 
vived when the church began to pray to God to revive the 
church." 

"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expecta- 
tion is from him. Trust in him at all times; ye people, 
pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us" 
(Psalm 62:5, 8). 

"For God is my King of old, working salvation in the 
midst of the earth" (Psalm 74:12). 

GREAT COMMISSION PRAYER LEAGUE, 

808 N. La Salle Street, Chicago. 



STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES 

By C. F. Yoder, B.D., Ph.D. 



THE LAW AND THE GOSPEL 
Is it ti-ue that the ten commandments are the eternal 
moral law while the rest of the law is ceremonial and 
dispensational? 

No. It is not true because: 

1. The Bible nowhere says so. 

2. The ten commandments are a summary of the en- 
tire law. Therefore if the summary is moral the whole 
is moral. 

3. The greater part of the book of the law consists cf 
purely moral precepts. The two commandments which 
Jesus calls the greatest of all are not of the ten, but of tne 
book of the law (Matt. 22:38-40 with Deut. 6-5 and Lev. 
19:18). 

4. On the other hand, two of the ten are ceremonial. 
The second treats of idolatry, a matter of rites. The 
fourth treats of the sabbath, which was observed by rites 
such as sacrifices (Num. 28:10), meetings (Lev. 23:3), 
offering of unleavened bread (Lev. 24:8) and rest from 
labor. Therefore the seventh day sabbath was, like tbp 
other sabbaths, ceremonial. 

The sabbath was a sign of the covenant of the law 
(Ex. 31:17), as circumcision was of the covenant with 
Abraham (Gen. 17:12). Both were ritual, but the sab- 
batli was legally broken to observe circumcision (Jn. 7: 
22, 23). Circumcision was replaced bv the circumcision 
of the heart represented in baptism (Col. 2:11, 12) ; and 
the sabbath was replaced by faith in Christ, represented 
by the keeping of the Lord's day (Heb. 4:3; Rev. 1:10). 

The ten commandments are called "the covenant" (Ex. 
34:27, 28), and the entire old covenant was replaced bv 
the new covenant (Heb. 8:6-13). Therefore the fourtti 
commandment was abrogated with the rest (2 Cor. 3:6- 
9). The sign of the covenant would be useless after the 
covenant itself was abolished. 

Is it true that the ten commandments persist because 
they were written by the finger of God but the rest do 
not persist because they were written by Moses? 

No. It is not true because: 

1. If the ten were written on tables of stone the others 
were also (Josh 8:32). 

2. If Moses wrote the rest he also wrote the ten (Ex. 
34:27, 28). 



3. We shall not see any contradiction in these stat 
ments if we allow the Bible to interpret itself. Jesus sa 
that God is a Spirit (Jn. 4:24), and "a spirit hath n 
flesh and bones" (Lk. 24:39). Why then do we read th 
he wrote with his finger? For the same reason th 
Jesus said, "If I BY THE FINGER OF GOD cast o 
demons" (Lk. 11:20) although he did it by the Spii 
(Matt. 12:28). He said also "My flesh is meat indeed 
but he spoke of his words (John 6:.55, 63). In the sar 
way "God spoke" (Ex. 20:1), Dut it was by the mouth 
Moses (Deut. 5:4, 5). He took the Israelites "by t 
hand" (Heb. 8:9) but it was "by the hand of Moses" (L 
63:12). He wrote on the tables of stone, but "by t 
hand of Moses" (Ex. 34:27, 28). 

Therefore the "hand of Moses" was equally the ha 
of God when God by his hand gave the commandmer 
(Judges 3:4), the statutes (Lev. 26:46), the ordinam 
(1 Kings 2:3), the sabbath (Neh. 9:14) and all the li, 
(2 Chron. 33:8). They are therefore of equal authori 
Is it true that the ten commandments are perpetual 1 

cause they were kept inside of the ark while the othi 

were not because they were kept in the side of the ar 

No. It is not true, because: 

1. The Bible nowhere says so. One part of the ; 
was as sacred as another. Uzziah died for touching j 
the cover (2 Sam. 6:6-8). 

2. What was written and kept within the ark was : 
the ten commandments complete, but their condensat 
in TEN "WORDS" (Ex. 84:27, 28). 

3. The ten commandments complete were written 
the book with the rest of the law and the whole was cal 
"the book of the covenant" (Ex. 24:4-7). 

5. The ark with all it contained was lost, but tht 
tire law continued to exist in the copies, and was 
equally binding. 
Is it tnie that the ten commandments were observed 

Jesus and the apostles and the rest were not? 

No. It is not true. On the contrary, 

1. Jesus being called to first fulfill the law, fulfilled 
only the ten commandments, but all the rest. He was 
cumcised (Lk. 2:21) attended the synagogues, sent lei 
to the priests, attended the passover, kept the Jev 
sabbath and all the other requirements, until he had 
ished his work and established the new dispensatior. 
his example in these things before the resurrectioi 
binding on us then we also must do, not a part, but ; 
them. 

2. The apostles likewise, preached on the sabbath, 
only because they improved the opportunity to preat 
the Jews who assembled on that day. The women b\ 
river also were Jewish women and not the church (. 
16:13-16). 

3. When the question of the relation of believers to • 
law came up the apostles opposed the Judaizers ( 
15:7-12), and though, for the sake of gaining the .i ■ 
who were loth to give up all their customs at once, : '' 
became as a Jew to them (1 Cor. 9:19, 20), and o ' 
concessions were made (Acts 15:24), such things ^• 
only temporary. The new wine of the Gospel was p' 
the new bottles of the Gospel rites and symbols, and 
in those of the law (Mk. 2:22). 

Is it tme that the ten commandments are cited as I 
ing while the others are not? 
No. It is not true. 

1. The commandments are all alike cited as aboli 
in the letter and preserved in the spirit (2 Cor. 3:6; 1 
7:6; Matt. 5:21-48). 

2. The other commandments as well as the ten 
cited as perpetual in the spirit of them. For example 



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imandment, "Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that tread- 
out the corn" (Deut. 25:4) is not one of the ten, but 
ipphed iti spirit to prove that a pastor should be sup- 
ted for his labor in the Gospel (1 Cor. 9:9, 10). Like- 
e all the things written in the Old Testament are writ- 
for our^admonition (1 Cor. 10:11, 14:34) and can be 
ilied in spirit as Jesus in his teaching interpreted them. 
In Matt. 5:17 Jesus says that he "came to fulfill" 
he does not limit his fulfillment to the ten command- 
its. He speaks of all the law and all the prophets. He 
illed all (Lk. 24:26, 27). 



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THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST 

omehow the appealing simplicity of the Gospel has 

n mislaid and with it has gone much of the original 

iance. We iaave complicated Christ's teaching and 

nded it ofl" intellectually, doubtless with a pardonable 

ire to express it neatly and to commend it to the in- 

ictuals, but I wonder if much has not been lost in tbe 

ess. After all, the glory of the unedited Gospel was 

while all men might understand it, the clever could 

never exhaust its meaning. In one sense the Gospel 

mplicity itself; Jesus Christ thought that no one could 

erstand it half as well as a child. 

rganized Christianity has become a terriffic affair of 

ning fortresses, vested interests and intellectual 

;ements: a simple man has to work hard to find tbe 

list at its heart. Truly, as someone has said, "They 

e taken away my Lord, and I know not where they 

laid him" is the outstanding cry of many thoughtful 

lie today. Strange as it may sound, I am hopeful 

t organic Christianity, mainly because I believe there 

multitudes today within its borders who desire to 

e their churches temporarily that they may find in 

open air outside not so much a creed as a Christ. It 

lese people who can recapture the soul of the Gospel 

bring back to the chui-ches the lost radiance of the 

istian faith. — From The Impatience of a Person, by 

. H. R. L. Sheppard, M. A., C. H., Lately Vicar of St. 

tin-in-the-Fields. 



ALLED UNTO HIS GLORY AND EXCELLENCE 

here is glory for the time to come. A great many 

)le seem to forget that the best is before us. Hor.i- 

Bonar once said that everything before the true be- 

T is "glorious." This thought took hold on my soul, 

I began to look the matter up, and see what I could 

in Scripture that was glorious hereaftei-. I found 

; the kingdom we are going to inherit is glorious ; our 

vn is to be a "crown of glory;" the city we are going 

ihabit is the city of the glorified ; the songs we are to 

are the songs of the glorified; we are to wear gar- 

^ts of "glory and beauty;" our society will be the so- 

tof the glorified; our rest is to be "glorious;" the 
try to which we are going is to be full of "the glory 
od and of the Lamb." 

iiank God, we are to gain by death ! We are to have 
ething that death cannot touch. When this earthlv 
r is raised, all the present impp^^fection will be gone. 
>b will leave his lameness. Paul will have no thorn 
le flesh. We shall enter a life that deserves the nanie 
fe, happy, glorious, everlasting — the body once more 
ed to the soul, no longer mortal, subject to pain and 
ase and death, but glorified, incorruptible, "fashioned 
unto his glorious body," everything that hinders the 
itual life left behind. We are exiles now, but then 
vho are faithful shall stand before the throne of God, 
t heirs with Christ, kings and priests, citizens of that 

i 7enly country.— D. L. Moody. 



Zhc jfamil^ Hltat 

By T. C. Lyon 

Daily Readings and Suggestions 

(Keep with your Bible) 

MONDAY 

Mark 14:10, 11, 43-45. It has been pointed out many 
times that the price for which Judas betrayed the Lord 
did not represent the price of Jesus, but the price of 
Judas. For what trifles men betray themselves today! 
The betrayal with a kiss has become symbolic of those 
who profess to follow him and yet deny him with their 
lives. Today it is not only those who hail him with 
words which rob him of all deity and power, who be- 
tray him; those who claim to be his staunchest follow- 
ers, hailing him in the most orthodox words and phrases 
but quarreling and quibbling with all who differ with 
them in trifling matters, displaying a spirit that is any- 
thing but Christ-like, betray him just as sadly. God 
keep us from such faults! 

TUESDAY 

Mark 14:46-52. If we could visualize these scenes 
more fully it seems we could not help but love him 
more. When we try to realize that it was Jesus who 
created all things, that by him and for him all things 
exist, that he was sinless in every respect, and that all 
power was his, yet he allowed these vile, impassioned, 
deliberately unjust men to seize him and "hold" him, 
how our hearts should bum within us at the thought of 
what he must have suffered! Dear 'Lord, may we real- 
ize more of what our redemption cost! 
WEDNESDAY 

Mark 14:53-59. "Neither so did their witness agree 
together!" There is nothing more ridiculous than an 
ill-considered attempt to bring false witness against an- 
other, yet in this case the very ridiculousness of it all 
mattered little. The man Jesus was forsaken: Peter 
followed afar off, and from other accounts we know 
that John also followed him, but all others forsook him 
and fled. There were now no hosannas; it was "Cru- 
cify him!" Recently we have heard that the present- 
day Sanhedrin has issued a call for a retrial of the case 
of Jesus, with the idea of even now accepting him as 
the Messiah if a mistrial is proved. It would seem that 
only one thing could result from such a retrial. As we 
think of all his' suffering, let us remember that it was 
for his chosen people also that he suffered; let us pray 
for them. 

THURSDAY 

Mark 14:60-65. There are some who state that Jesus 
never claimed to be the son of God; that such a claim 
was made only by his ignorant and superstitious fol- 
lowers. It is hard to see what such teachers would do 
with verses like these, and the fact remains that the 
Jews put him to death because he made himself God's 
son. And it was God's son upon whom they spit, whom 
they buffeted and ridiculed as a false prophet. No won- 
derh the inspired words speaks of our "so great sal- 
vation!" 

FRIDAY 

Mark 14:66-72. Peter, in his efforts to escape perse- 
cution, began to curse and swear, and by so doing 
proved his case. No man who was with Jesus every 
day would use such language as that! No followers 
of his will ever curse and swear — nor for that matter 
speak harshly or unkindly, in criticism or gossip. If 
we do yield to any of these things, we shall have as 
much cause to regret it with bitter tears as did Peter. 
May God keep us ever! 

SATURDAY 

Mark 15 :l-5. The silence of Jesus is a terrible thing. 
For one thing, it bespeaks a heart too full of sorrow 
for utterance; il also recognizes the uselessness of fur- 
ther words, and bespeaks the fact that even as they 
did not wish to accept him, he gave them over to a 
reprobate mind, to do things which were unthinkable. 
How blessed our privilege when he speaks to us! 
SUNDAY 

Mark 15:6-14. The mob spirit and depraved human- 
ity! They desired Barabbas, a known murderer, and 
rejected the King of Love. May we not be influenced 
by the "mob" today, but may we ever be true to him 
who loved us and gave himself for us. In all the 
churches throughout all the world today may the cruci- 
fied Christ be offered as the world's Savior! 



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JANUARY 31, 1931 



W. I. DUKER. 

President 
Goshen, Indiana 

E. L. MILLER 

Vice-President 
Maurertown, Virginia 



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M. A. STUCKEY. EDITOR. 
ASHLAND, OHIO 



N. V, LEATHERMAN, 

General Secretary 
South Bend, Indiana 



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Treasurer 
2210 Maple Ave., 
Evanston, Illinois 



For Citizenship or Temperance Superintendents 



Use It in Your Sunday School 

(Issued by the State Department of Edu- 
cation for Use in Public Schools.) 

1. Song — "America the Beautiful." 

2. Invocation. 

3. Scripture Reading: (For three pupils.) 
Leader: Who hath woe? Whohath sor- 
row? Who hath contentions? Who hath 
babbling? Who hath wounds without cause? 
Who hath redness of eyes? 

Two pupila: They that tarry long at the 
wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 

Leader: Look not upon the wine when 
it is red, when it giveth color in the cup, 
when it moveth itself aright. 

Two jmpils: At last it biteth like a ser- 
pent, and .stingeth like an adder. Thine 
eyes shall behold strange women and thine 
heart shall utter perverse things. 

Leader: Wine is a mocker, strong drink 
is raging; and whosoever is deceived there- 
by is not wise. 

Two jmirils: Be not among winebibbers; 
among riotous eaters of flesh. 

Letulcr: Woe unto him that buildeth a 
town with blood, and establisheth a city by 
iniquity. 

Two jmpils: Woe unto him that giveth 
his neighbor drink, that puttest thy bottle 
to him, and makest him drunken also, 
that thou maye.st look on their nakedness! 

4. This is the Law: 

(To be written on the blackboard or 
thrown upon the screen to be read in con- 
cert). 

1. After one year from the ratification 
of this article the manufacture, sale, or 
transportation of intoxicating liquors with- 
in, the importation thereof into, the expor- 
tation thereof from the United States and 
all territory subject to the jurisdiction there- 
of for beverage purposes is hereby prohib- 
ited. 

2. The Congress and the several states 
shall have concurrent power to enforce this 
article by appropriate legislation. 

And this: Sec. 7688-1, General Code of 
Ohio: The Friday nearest the sixteenth day 
of January of each year shall be set apart 
as a day on which those in charge of the 
public schools of the state shall spend at 
least two hours' time to carrying out a tem- 
perance day program as prepared by the su- 
perintendent of public instruction; informa- 
tion relative to the history of the temper- 
ance movement and of the physiological 
value of temperance shall be given to the 
pupils. Such a day shall be known as tem- 
perance day. 

5. Song — Selected by Teacher 

6. Recitation — "It's the Brain that 
Counts" — 

The noted surgeon, Dr. Charles Mayo, in 
addressing a large convention of boys re- 
cently, said in part: 

"You can get along with a wooden leg, 
but you can't get along with a wooden head. 
The physical value of man is not so much. 
Man as analyzed in our laboratories is worth 
about ninety-eight cents. Seven bars of 
soap, lime enough to cov^ the heads of a 
thousand matches, is not so much, you see. 



"It is the brain that counts, but in order 
that your brain may be kept clear you must 
keep your body fit and well. That cannot be 
done if one drinks liquor. 

"Through alcoholic stimulation a man 
loses his coordination. That is why liquor 
is no advantage to the brain. You hear 
people tell how they had their wits quick- 
ened for the first half-hour by liquor but 
they don't tell you how later their body 
could not act in co-ordination with their 
brain. 

"We in the United States of America 
have tried to give you a field of action free 
from the barricades which used to be set up 
by the legalized liquor traffic. Keep your- 
selves free from all entangling habits. Re- 
member, it's the brain that counts." 

7. To be recited in concert — 

"The good citizen is loyal to his country 
when he obeys its laws; to himself when he 
develops toward the highest ideals physic- 
ally, mentally and morally; to society when 
he cooperates in all good endeavors." 

8. Recitation— "The Wisdom of Modern 
Everyday Life About Drink" 

(This material may be presented by pu- 
pils in any way preferred. Affords oppor- 
tuntiy for tableaux with sentences read by 
one person.) 

1. I am a railroad engineer. In the cab 
of a locomotive we engineers need all the 
brains we have. We cannot afford to have 
them muddled by alcohol. 

2. I drive an automobile. The effect of 
alcohol is to increase recklessness, to dull 
brain alertness; to reduce keenness of 
senses, ability to judge distance correctly 
and to manage the steering gear precisely. 
The margin between safe driving and un- 
safe driving is too narrow to permit drink- 
ing. With 25,000,000 motor cars on our 
roads and streets, the use and sale of liquor 
are unsafe and out of date. 

3. I an^ an aviator. The liquor habit 
and traffic might have been possible in the 
day of the stage coach. They are out of 
date in the day of the flying machine. 

4. I am an employer. The liquor habit 
and traffic might have been possible in the 
day of the ox-cart and the water mill. They 
are out of date in the day of the electric 
dynamo. 

5. I work on the docks. We unload ships 
bringing iron ore for steel mills. With 
shovels and wheelbarrows we used to unload 
300 tons of ore a day. Now, with great 
electric machines we unload 3,000 tons an 
hour. A man using shovel and wheelbarrow 
possibly might have muddled along under 
the influence of drink. Today, the big elec- 
tric machines need skillful men with clear 
brains. In my work, too, the liquor habit 
and traffic are out of date. 

6. I am a miner. The liquor habit and 
traffic are now out of date when we use 
electric mining machines. 

7. The modern machine has freed men 
from much heavy, unpleasant toil. But 
man must master and guide the machine by 
a clear brain, or it will master him. 

Unison: "Human Ufe, costly machines, 



and efficient production are too valuable t 
be placed at the mercy of minds befuddle 
by alcoholic liquors." — Charles Reitell. . 

9. Recitation — "Lincoln's Appeal fc 
Law." 

"Let every American, every lover of lil 
erty, every well-wisher to his posterit 
swear by the blood of the revolution nevi 
to violate in the least particular the law 
of the country, and never to tolerate the' 
violation by others. 

"As the patriots of seventy-six died ll 
support the Declaration of Independence, si 
to the support of the Constitution and law 
let every American pledge his life, his pro] 
erty, and his sacred honor. Let evei-y an 
remember that to violate the law is to tran 
pie on the blood of his father, and to te; 
the charter of his own and his children's liu 
erty. 1 

"Let reverence for the laws be breathi,' 
by every American mother to the lispii. 
babe that prattles on her lap; let it 1, 
taught in schools, in seminaries, and in cc- 
leges; let it be written in primers, spellin 
books, and almanacs; let it be preachi 
from the pulpit, proclaimed in the legisl 
tive halls, and enforced in courts of ju 
tice. In shoi't, let it become the politic 
religion of the nation." 

10. Temperance Roll Call of Famous Pf 



Have a leader call these names in tui 
and a pupil to recite each as called. 

Leader calls: Theodore Roosevelt. 

Pupil resporuls: "There isn't a thou^ 
in a hoghsead of beer. There isn't an id 
in a whole brewery. Nothing of merit h 
ever been written under the inspiration 
lager beer." jj 

Leader: Shakespeare. 

Pupil: "O that men should put an ewi. 
in their mouths to steal away their brains 

Leader: Irving Fisher, leading economi' 

Pupil: "Tobacco is injurious to "the 1 
man body. It stunts the growth of t 
young." 

Leader: Alongo Stagg, Chicago Univ^ 
sity Football Coach. 

Pupil: "In my judgment there is 
question about the bad effects of tobacco 
boys." 

Leader: Frances Willard. 

Pupil: "The human body is the chan 
of the soul. Let us make the soul 
Galahad whose daily life shall say, '1 
strength is the strength of ten, because » 
heart is pure.'!" 

Leader: Lakes Steamship Company H 
ter to employees. 

Pupil: "We do not say that you nt 
not drink, but we do say, if you must driii 
that you be part of some other organic 
tion." 

Leader: Walter Johnson, baseball i 

Ppuil: "Cigarettes are bad, and my i;, 
vice is to let them alone." 

Leader: Ty Cobb. 

Pupil: No man who expects to sueci 
in baseball should ever think of talc 
strong drink. Drink and baseball dO 
mix." 

Leader: Colonel Chaz-les A. Lindbeig 

Ppuil: "1 do not drink." 

Leader: Connie Mack. 

Pupil: "Old Man Booze has put moren 
out of the game than all the umpires 
gether." 

Leader: George Young, the 17-year- 
Canadian winner of the Wrigley $25, 
ocean marathon. 

Pupil: "I never drink liquor. I do 
smoke and I do not keep late hours." 



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,eader: Thomas A. Edison. 

'upil: "The smoking of cigarettes is one 
](he worst, most offensive and harmful 
: it> acquii-ed by man. Those two drugs — 

irt'ttes and alcoliol — go well together and 

,• accomplish wonders in reducing man 

a vicious ''animal." 

eaJcr: Dr. Thos. Guthrie. 

upil: I have four reasons for being an 
I ainer: my head is clearer, my health is 
t er, my heart is lighter, and my purse 

ja\ier." 

. Recitation — "Where There's Drink, 
I e's Danger" 

rite it ori the airplane's wing. 

t each "zoom" this warning bring; 

rite it on the pilot's brain; 

■arn from Lindbergh, ye who train; 

here there's drink, there's danger. 

(rite it on the ships that fly; 

jrite it, pilots, sailing high. 
!am it lads, for soon you'll try 
lur hands at writing in the sky — 
len there's drink, there's danger. 

•ite it on the motor car 
I'ieeding, racing everywhere. 
; e its needs in morgue and jail — 
^.iny perish if we fail — 
|iiere there's drink, there's danger. 



liitor's Select Notes on the 
Sunday School Lesson 

(Lesson for February 8) 

Jesus the World's Teacher 

iripture Lesson — Luke 6. 

linted Lesson — Luke 6:27-42. 

1 votional Lesson — Prov. 3:13-18. 

(Iden Text — As ye would that men 

iCj.d do to you, do ye also to them like- 

ia— Luke 6:31. 

j Introductory Note 

Te parallel Scripture of our lesson today 

t. 5:38-43. "But," says Van Kirk, in 
s Source book of the Life of Christ, "St. 
ill's Sermon is not a parallel, but a doub- 
t ' St. Matthew's." "According to tradi- 
31, the 'Mount of Beatitudes' lies a little 
e^of the coast of Galilee and is a square- 
id hill about 60 feet in height, with two 
. called the Horns of Hattin, from the 
lllfe of Hattin at its base." It is the 
il.'height seen in this direction from the 
lojs of the sea of Galilee. The "plain," 
■I. :17, on which it stands is easily acces- 
bljfrom the lake, and from that plain to 
lelimmit is but a few minutes' walk. The 
abrm at the top of one "horn" is evi- 

i \ suitable for the collection of a mul- 

' \ and corresponds, precisely to the 

I place" of Luke to which he would 

down" as from one of its higher 

1 to address the people. — Stanley. 

The Long View of Life 

beginning of this significant discourse 
-ius is omitted from our printed lesson 

■ Jut must not be omitted from our con- 
1' ition, for it gives a vital approach to 

■ :andard of life which Jesus taught. It 
iiid in verses 20-26 of the lesson chap- 
Read the paragraph carefully from 
Bible. It sounds like the beatitudes 
ted by Matthew, doesn't it ? Yet there 
nly four beatitudes here, followed by 
woes which correspond to the respec- 

' leatitudes. .And there is a distinctive 
1 asis which does not appear in Matthew. 



It is the poor and hungry upon whom 
Jesus pronounces blessing, and the rich and 
well fed upon whom he pronounces woe. It 
is the sorrowful and persecuted who are in 
line^for blessing; the mirthful and popular 
who'are headed for trouble. 

Jesus took the long view of life, the view 
which subordinates present convenience to 
future ends. The follower of Jesus does not 
live for present satisfactions. Comfort and 
pleasure are not controlling purposes in his 
action. He lives for principle, and goes 
where principle leads him. It matters not 
that he is poor and hungry, grief stricken 
and persecuted now. These are not the vital 
things in his concern. They are mere inci- 
dents in his experience. ... Of course he is 
sensitive to pain and ridicule like his fel- 
lows. But his attachment to Christ and 
Christ's principles of living gives him the 
power to live down these discomforts be- 
cause his life is anchored to a nobler pur- 
pose and he has faith to take the long view 
and wait until this purpose bears fruit. Can 
your life stand the test of this principle? — 
Adapted from Brethren Teacher's Monthly. 
A Lesson on True Friendship 

Jesus brings us a lesson on friendship that 
is hard to receive. It is easy to love our 
friends, but to be friends to our enemies is 
a rare virtue. It is no ordinary road to 
friendship, but it is the nobler and better 
way, one that requires both human effort 
and divine grace. Jesus taught the lesson 
of friendship both negatively and positive- 
ly. Not merely were his followers to do no 
harm to any one, but they were to "love 
their enemies." And it was to be genuine, 
a friendship founded upon virtue in the 
heart of the one who would be a friend. 

E. Leigh Mudge presents this interesting 



point: "Friendship is not a bargaining spir- 
it, but what splendid returns it brings ! Give, 
and the world gives in return. Smile, and 
your neighbor smiles. Some one has said 
that the only way to have friends is to be 
one. True friendship is loyal and depend- 
able. An interesting example is found in 
a letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne to 
his publishers. In 1863, Havrthorne dedi- 
cated his book, "Our Old Home," to Frank- 
lin Pierce, then generally discredited in the 
North. His publishers advised him not to 
ruin the chances of his book by including 
this dedication. He replied: 

" 'I find that it would be a piece of pol- 
troonery for me to withdraw either the ded- 
ication or the dedicatory letter. My long 
and intimate relations with Pierce render 
the dedication altogether proper, especially 
as regards this book, which would have had 
no existence without his kindness; and if he 
is so exceedingly unpopular that his name 
is enough to sink the volume, there is so 
much more the need that an old friend 
should stand by him.' " 

Resist Not Evil 

"Non Resistance" is no new doctrine 
among Brethren people, but it has ever been 
a hard principle to put into practice. For 
be assured that it apphes not merely to war, 
but to quarrels and difficulties between in- 
dividuals. All too often it has been a the- 
ory but not a reality in our church life. It 
has been an element of the faith to which 
we give intellectual assent, but not a char- 
acterization of the manner of our conduct. 
But Jesus gave it to be a very practical 
principle of life. It represents the spirit 
in which Christians are to meet evil men 
and the evil deed they do him. He is to 
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President 
Warsaw, Indiana 



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Fifty Years of Christian Endeavor 



High Points in the Society's Progress 

(Note: During a number of successive is- 
sues we will publish a few of the high lights 
of Christian Endeavor during the fifty years 
of its history. Many important events, of 
course, have been omitted in order to give 
the reader a bird'e-eye view, and credit is 
here given the Christian Endeavor World. 
We suggest that Endeavorers clip this brief 
history and paste it in a scrap book for fu- 
ture reference.) 

1881 

The first Young People's society of Chris- 
tian Endeavor was organized by Rev. Fran- 
cis E. Clark, in the Williston Congreagtional 
church, Portland, Maine, February 2. 

The first signer of the Christian Endeavor 
pledge and constitution was William H. Pen- 
nell. 

The first president of a local society (Wil- 
liston Y. P. S. C. E.) and the leader of the 
first prayer meeting was Granville Staples. 

1882 

The first conference of the Young Peo- 
ple's Society of Christian Endeavor was 
held in Williston church, Portland, Maine, 
June 2, with six societies represented. 



1883 

The first Junior Christian Endeavor so- 
ciety was organized in the First Congrega- 
tional church, Berkeley, California, on 
March 29. 

The first Canadian society was organized 
in the German Street Baptist church, St. 
John, New Brunswick. 

1884 

The first society outside North America, 
in Hawaii, was organized in the Port Street 
church, Honolulu, by its pastor. Rev. J. A. 
Ci-uzan, vnth Miss Anna J. Breese as its 
first president. 

The first society in India was organized 
in Jaffna, Ceylon, by the Misses Leitch. 

1885 

The call to incorporate the Young Peo- 
ple's Society of Christian Endeavor under 
the laws of the State of Maine was signed 
June 12. At a meeting of the signers held 
July 8 it was voted to call the organization 
the United Society of Christian Endeavor. 
The first officers and trustees, elected July 
9, were W. J. VanPatten, president; James 
W. Stevenson, secretary; George M. Ward, 
treasurer. 

The first society in China was organized 



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JANUARY 31, 193: 



in Foochow, March 20, by Rev. George H. 
Hubbard, a missionary of the AmRrican 
Board. Us name translated into Kn^lish 
was "Drum-around-and-RouHe-Them-up So- 
ciety." 

The first State Christian Emlc-ivor union 
in America was formed liy the lOndeavorers 
of Connecticut, Novemljer 18. 

The first United Society headciuarters 
wer<! estahlislied at 8 Heacon Street, Hoston; 
removed in I8K(; to 50 liroriifiind Street; in 
1H!)2 to ()4(i Washington Street; in 18!)!) to 
COO Tremont Temple; in l!)I4 to 31 Mt. 
Vernon Street, corner of Hancock; aM<l in 
July, 1!M8, to the World's Christian lOndeav- 
or lUiilding, 41 Mt. Vernon Street, corner 
of Joy. 

1880 

T\w first Christian I'lndeavor city union 
was organized hy the lOndeavorers of New 
Haven, Comiecticut, on Jatmary 11. On Jan- 
uary 13 tlie constitution an<l by-laws of the 
"United Society of Christian Endeavor of 
Lowell" (Massachusetts) were adopted, and 
olficers wi'i'e elected. 

The first number of The (Jolden Rule 
under Christi;in I'Indeavor control was is- 
sued October 7. The name w;is changed to 
"The Christian Endeavor World" November 
4, 1807. 

1887 

The United Society of Christian Endeav- 
or was incorporate(l under the laws of the 
Commonwe;Uth of Massachusetts May 25. 

The Chrisli:m Endeavor monogram (sug- 
gested and outlined by K<'v. Howard 1). 
Grose and peifirted by E. II. C. WooUey of 
Medford, Mass.) was adopted by the trus- 
tees of the United Society Novend)er 8; pat- 
ented March 13, 1888; a trade-mark secured 
on it June li), 18^2. 



8u}«}«estions for C. R. in the 
New Year 

Ity Esther lloldemun 

As we are at the begiiming of a new year 
in Christian I'lndeavoi- and are not far in the 
new calendar year, our minds turn to ixpec- 
tations of greater success and to won<lering 
what we can do to nud<e this year br'ltev 
than the previous years. 

Christian I'lndeavor can exix'ct greater 
gains in this year if we as Endeavorers will 
all give it our help. Let us thiidt over a 
few probli'Mis and their possible solutions, 
which will make for a bigger and bettiT 
year in Christian Enilcavor. 

As Christian lOndeavor means endeavor- 
ing for Christ, why not start out as indi 
viduals by endeavoring to win others to 
Christ. 

As we travel along life's pathway, we 
must have some knowledge of the roads we 
are to take. Cod gave us the Hible. Ijet 
us take it for our guide. 

Christian I'^nueavor is a training school 
for young ))eoplc, prepaiing them to become 
leaders. To nud<e it uu)re elTective along 
this line, plan to have more young people 
take charge as leaders of the meetings, aiid 
not the same persons too oftiii. Cive all a 
chance at the various kinds of work and at 
speaking in the meetings. 

Do not follow the same routine of liold^ 
ing your meetings. Itreak the monotony. 
Varied programs hold the interest of llu> 
members. Intioduce new topics occasionally 
and have special innnbers on your programs. 

Do not become selfish in your society. .■Xsk 
outsiders to cunie in and give their opinion 



on questions brought up by the topic or cur- 
rent news of the day. 

We might well compare our society to an 
industrial concern in many ways to make it 
a better society. This is an age in which 



SUGGESTIONS FOR C. E. WEEK 

.Sunday, January 25th, Denominational Day. 
Monday, January 2(ith, Society Day. 
Tuesday, January 27th, Long-Timer's Day. 
W('dnesday, January 28th, Devotional Day. 
'I'hursday, January 2!)th, D(!V()tional Day. 
Friday, January 30th, Fellowship Day. 
Saturday, January 3Ist, Junior Day. 
Sunday, February 1st, Christian Endeavor 

Day. 
Monday, February 2nd, Golden Jubilee Day. 
Note: Every society will do well to carry 
out at least a part of the activities of this 
week. E. M. RIDDLE, President. 



certain time to start work and a certain 
time to stop. Why not have a schedule! for 
everything is run on a schedule. Factories 
run on schedule. Business men run their 
concerns on time schedule;?. They have a 



your society? Have it start at a gig 
time. The only way to get your pen 
there on time is to .start on time. They J 
■oon adjust themselves to being there > 
fore the meeting starts. 

This does not mean that you necessaj 
have to clo.se your meeting in exactly th 
minutes or forty minutes. Dilferent t 
grams require different durations of t 
But do not allow your meeting to inter,' 
with the other sei-vices of the church. ' 

Every business must have some onili 



charge to see that everything is rum 
smoothly. Arc your officers seeing 
your society is operating to the fulles 
its ability'.' 

Advertising is also a big factor. Do 
pie know there is a Chi'istian Endeavo 
your church '.' Let them know that thei| 
a society and that it is working. 

Cooperation is necessary in any uw 
taking. Are your members cooperating 
th(? officers '.' Is your society coopera, 
with the church in its actviities? 

These are only a few of the many p| 
lems and suggestions for their solution, 
trust that each society will endeavov 
make this year the be.st year for Chrif! 
Endeavor. 

Elkhart, Indiana. 



Sontl ForoMiri Million FuiiiIb lu 
LOUIS S. BAUMAN 

Fltiiirioliil Suoi'iitiiry Ftiroldii Buaril 

lil2S Enit Sill St., 

LoiKt BuitDli, California 



MISSIONS 



Sond Homo Misilonnry Fundi to 

R. PAUL MILLER 

Homu Miislurmry Soorotary 

Durno. Indiiiiin 



A New^slcttcr from Africa 



Yaloke, Noveml)er .'iO, 1!)30. 
Dear Evangelist Headers: 

The Lord has been good to us during the 
month that is past in spite of considerable 
fever. Dr. Gribble has had two weeks of 
low fever during the month, during which 
limi', however, her temjierature being nor- 
mal in the forenoons, it was necessary for 
her to attend to the hospital work. Mr. 
lliitbaway came down with his first fever 
during this term on November 18th, four- 
teen months after his arrival at Yaloke 
Station. At this writing hi> is still in bed, 
but better. We anticipate that he will be 
able to be up in a day or two. We arc 
tliankful that Mrs. Hathaway and Miss 
I'atterson have been kept from fever and 
other serious illness. We are also thankful 
for the degree of h<'allh enjoyed by the 
native po|)ulation, although the meclical 
Work (lui-ing the month has been very heavy. 
The ei)i(iemic of r;\bies is almost overpast, 
in fact in speaking with the Administrator 
a few days ago we told him it was alto- 
g("ther past, but today a case jjresented it- 
self at the liosiiital. During the last month 
wi" have hail the heaviest medical work of 
the season. Two patients in the hospital 
have cau.sed .serious concern, one a patient 
goi:i>(l by a buffalo, who did not come into 
the hospital until two weeks after his ac- 
cident, and upon whom an operation was 
required before recovery could be complete. 
Tb<' doctor had to wait two weks, however, 
to be strong enough to perform this opera- 
tion. In spite of this month's delay the 
patient has been making rapid recovery 
from the day of the operation, for which we 
give praise to God. These are still diffi- 
cult days in the medical work. We speak 
here of one point only — lack of sufficient 



nur.ses, especially as one of the nurses i 
be continually on furlough. In this oi » 
tion case for instance, Elie had to li 
pre-and after steriliznig and assist wil 
operation, while Etienne, a still ye 
boy, gave the anesthetic. It is good i 
ing for the boys, but the doctor who c 
all the responsibility, breathes a sigh 
lief when • all is successfully over, 
other case which causes us serious ce 
is one of the numerous cla.sscs in A 
an epileptic. We usually discover am! 
ei)ilei)sy, not through the original syini 
of the dis(!ase, but through secondary • 
toms, that of burns produced by fallin; 
the fire. Here the epileptic in Afric 
mains unconscious while face, hands, 
(less frequently the legs) are sen 
burned. One such case has required i' 
tation. The one now in the hospit.i' 
recover without operation, but with 
nianent disfigurement. Many who o" 
us are saved, and thus their misl'i'ili 
turned to their eternal blessing. W 
you to pray for the salvation of 
through the hospital; for an increased 
her of nur.ses, and for the supply of 
need. In every department of the 
missionaries are so busy and so o\envi 
that we need your prayers for their stri t" 
and wisdom and guidance, especially "I 
times of wealcness. 

On Sunday, November 2nd, the love '^ 
was held in the afternoon. The spirit 
prevailed was a most blessed one, an 
fellowship was found to be very swi 
all who participated. The attendanci 
somewhat less than usual for variou^^ 
sons, one of which was the absence 
large number of Christian school boy^ 
to vacation. 



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ANUARY31, 1931 



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November 5th Mr. Hathaway took 
i>|ungou to Iremon, to conduct two 

hs' ovanB-olistic moctingK. He; will iv- 
a Bounclli who was stationed there pre- 
D ly and who won thirty-six conveits in 
r( weeks. Voloungou will jj^ive daily 
8?eli.stic teaching, sheplu-rd the flock in 
ajvillage, and endeavor to win the heatii- 

lllagers to Christ. For all such elForts 
!!Hiuest prayer of the people here. May 

1 sk you to do the same? When yoii 
!i '8 this, Voloungou may no longer bi^ 

emon, but someotte els(^ will be there, 
d e will be serving Cod in another place. 
B for all the evangelists. 
D Sunday, November i)th, a motorcycle 
rf'd at Yaloke Station (rather an linu- 

iubvent) carrying a messenger with an 
al message, an important lettei- to b(^ 
d to the Governor at Bangui. 'I'hal 
oon Mr. Hathaway coiuhu'ted the ines- 
idlr as I'ar as Gazeli, hoping to ov(niake 

itomobile which had been d(-layed at 
it)oint. I'^ailing in this, the messenger 
B iquired to return to Yaloke, where he 
ir the night, leaving the next morning 
} rather unreliable motorcycle. At the 
fitime Mr. Hathaway started on his trip 
Ingui with the letter, reaching that 
c at about two P. M. The tiip being 
ui trip was extremely fatiguing. 
)i November 11th about 5 1'. M. Mr. 
dm arrived from Uellevuo with Dr. 
he's car and Mangou, the chaulfeur 
) he had been training for her. We 
•«iill nicely seated at the table (Mrs. 
J^ay being a guest also) when who 
u| arrive earlier than expected fi-om 
Uji, but Mr. Hathaway himself. He 
I deed very weary, but yet the fellow- 
I [f the evening wa.s enjoyed togetlier. 
Jr three day.s were spent by Mr. Hath- 
IJfind Mr. Sheldon repairing one of the 
L)n Saturday morning, November ITith, 
I leldon left with the car which had 
repaired, for Bellevue. We have not 
ipeived news as to his arrival. 
't\,he 14th of November our Adminis- 
ic I Monsieur Lystrad, arrived at Yaloke 
t| On Sunday he was a guest at the 
ti>, attending morning service and tak- 
Ifch and dinner at the Hathaway home. 

Sunday .school attendance on this 
i|g (November 16th) was the largest 
h|history of Yaloke Station, being (i98. 

I'vice lasted two and one half hours 
lul. 

n|)unday evening, Mr. Romeuf, an old 
1 of the Mission, arrived at Yaloke 
tt^vith car trouble. On Monday morn- 
Bl Hathaway a.ssisted him in the slight 
«|;ions necessary and rendeied him 
*ud. Then after seeing to the neces- 
' iork on the Station h(' left at JO A. 
Bh the Administrator for Raban, the 

strator's means of conveyance hav- 
yet arrived. Mr. Hathaway returne<l 
the evening, with the fevei- fiom 

le is .still suffering. 

^.events occurred during the early 

. November. Leopards visited the 
and took our sheep on the morning 

2mber 10th, shortly after Mr. Hath- 

eft for Bangui. During the we(!k 

S however, three calves had been 
our herds, so with the little flock 

ited and the herds increased we can 

f the Lord gave and the Lord hath 

■iway, bles.sed be the nanu; of the 

On November 10th also, as though 

not been a sufficiently full day, a 
mail arrived. We certainly were 

to receive it, but found very little 
llnceming that which we so much de- 



sired to know, the August Conference hap- 
penings. Another mail is now due at any 
time, and we hope for fuller news. 

On November ISth three of our boys who 
had been out on a month's preaching trip, 
retuined to Yaloke. They had had serious 
trials en route, one of them being sick unto 
death, another having been punished for in- 
correct demeanor before the Administrator 
of another I'oste. The third sullVicd oidy 
with the others, showing himself strong anil 
true throughout, preaching everywhere they 
went, as indeed did all three when fri'e to 
do so. The one who was sick, (though 
faulty and imperfect as we all ai-e) gives 
a wonderful testimony concerning (iod's 
power to heal. Stricken wtih a peculiar 
and serious disease which usually re(|uires 
surgical interference, he tells the" following 
story: "1 lay down ujjon my mat in the lit- 
Ue hut which had been built by an evange- 
list at Hozoum, and connnitted myself to 
(iod. Jean cared for nie In giving me food, 
but there was no one to give me medicine. 
Madame Foster visited liozoum and she told 
Mademoiselle Myers about my need. Mad- 
emoiselle Myers sent me a bottle of medi- 
cine, but alas it was si)ille(l on the way, and 
so you .sec," he added simply, "(Jod' alone 
healed me, not even using medicine. God is 
wonderful! I know him better than I did 
when 1 left." Thi.s boy has been nanu-d 
after our beloved brother, Allen Bennett. 



May it be that his life, frail, like the mis- 
sionary's whose name ho has chosen, may 
yet be spareil to carry out the work of 
evang(-lization, so much upon both of their 
hearts. Healed though he was by tlie hand 
of (iod direct, in a marvelous manner, he 
has not thereby become a "crank" in refus- 
ing to take medicine, or to visit the hospi- 
tal dispensai'y that his recovery might be 
comjilete and his strength fully restored. In 
their simple faith the natives teach us many 
lessons. They do not dictate; to God wheth- 
er he shall woi'k with or without means, but 
accept either method or both, with like sim- 
plicity. 

On the (lay following the return of these 
three boys, three younger boys left Yaloke 
Station for a month's vacation. It is too 
soon to write their history. We trust that 
they too will be used in preaching the Word 
enroute to and at their destination. 

We will now close this epistle of the 
month's happenings, praising God that he 
has been close to us all, and desiring to 
walk even more closely to him in the month 
that is to come, whether as missionaries or 
as native Christians. May this be your ex- 
perience too, dear readers, that you shall 
turn from this page, humble though it be, 
to .servo your Master with a better, clearer 
vision and with .-i simpler, purer walk. 
Faithfully yours, 
FLORENCE N. GRIUBLE. 




NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



Our Lord'i Grontoit Anoitio 
wat grout corroipondont 




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NEWS OF THE COLLECiE 

I have just returne<l from attending the 
miieting of the Association of American 
Colleges held at Indianapolis. There are 
nearly five hundred college members of this 
association; hence it brouglit together men 
from all i)arts of the country. 

It is not a standardizing association, and 
yet there are some reciuirements for admis- 
sion and every year some institutions ajijily 
which arc not admitted. 

It has several projects under way all the 
time, just now it is the mattcn- of improv- 
ing college teaching. If 1 can judge the 
movement aright, I should say that it, with 
all other educational associations, has no 
notion of backtracking, as I noted in these 
columns before. They are planning for the 
future, and a very long one at that. 

Solium of the speakers thought that the 
Arts colleges of America w(!i'e the seat and 
repository of genuine culture and would 
continue as such. All the papers dealt, of 
course, with educational and intellectual 
problems. Nothing was said about the so- 
called general unrest nor the financial de- 
pression but there was a constant drive to 
better the educational forces in America. It 
would seem from thi.s and other such gath- 
erings that the goals of education lie ahead 
and when W(! reach one we constantly put . 
up another farther ahead. 

WHICH MEANS THAT ASHLAND 
MUST HAVE A IMUKHiAM FAR INTO 
THE FUTURE, and that this program must 
accord wtih the best in education. 

The first semester ends this week. The 
second begins February 2d. 

I am expecting a native Porto Rican here 
for Spanish this coming .semester. Miss Es- 



ther Diaz. She sails the 28th according to 
a recent cable. 

The Glei' Clubs an? well organized and 
trained and I hope that the churches which 
ari' being approached for dates will find it 
possible to take them. 

EDWIN E. JACOBS. 



ROANN, INDIANA 

The Roann church ob.sei'ved its fall com- 
munion on November 10th and the mooting 
was well attended. The attendance at Sun- 
day school has kept up well ami the chil- 
dren's division especially has been growing. 
The need for more chairs in the basement 
has be(m talked about for some time, final- 
ly it was decided at a cabinet meeting that 
this should not be dehiyed any longer. The 
different adult classes wanted to help in 
paying for the chairs, so it was decided 
that the classes cooperate and serve a chick- 
en supper in one of the empty business 
rooms down town and the proceeds go to- 
wards paying for the chairs. 

The time was set for New Year's Eve, 
between the hours of 5 and 7 and it wa.s 
planned that the n^gular (piarterly business 
meeting, followed by a watch meeting, be 
held at the church after the supper hour. 
The supp('r was wM patronized. At 8:80 
the business meeting was called to order by 
Rev. G. L. Maus and the reading of the 
minutes and various reports were given. 
Following this an entertainment was fur- 
nished by the different classes of the Sun- 
day school including readings, playlets, pan- 
tomimes, et<;. This was followed by a de- 
votional exercise which lasted until the bells 
tolled the passing out of the old year and 
the coming in of the New. 

It had been previously announceil that the 



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revival meeting would be held in January 
beginning the eleventh, but the date was 
changed to the fourth. 

This was the fourth successive evangelis- 
tic campaign Rev. G. L. Maus has held in 
the Roann church. He and his wife have 
won the respect and confidence of the peo- 
ple in the town and community as v^ell as 
in the church and this meeting was looked 
forwaicl to with great interest. They did 
not need to feel that they were entering into 
this campaign alone as there was a loyal 
band of church workers praying for this 
meeting weeks before it began and during 
the two weks at 12 o'clock noon the church 
bell sounded its silvery notes through the 
air reminding all the Christian folk of town 
and community of the time that had been 
set for united prayer. Rev. Maus had the 
coopeiation of the other churches and the 
school as well. The High School students 
coming in a body twice during the meeting 
accompanied by the teachers. 

The attendance was splendid from the be- 
ginning until the close. The average at- 
tendance of the Sunday school for the three 
Sundays was 207. Rev. G. L. Maus is deep- 
ly spiritual and delivered his inspiring mes- 
sages from the word of God, clear and force- 
ful, so they could be understood by both 
old and young. The people enjoy li-stening 
to him because they know he preaches the 
Gospel, the only thing that can satisfy the 
heart hunger of the world, and does not try 
to entertain with the "isms" and false doc- 
trines of Modern Times. 

The church was fortunate in securing the 
services of Rev. Harry Richer and wife of 
Peru to direct the song service. They are 
certainly consecrated workers and their in- 
fluence added much to the success of the 
meeting. On the second Sunday, January 
11, Mr. Nelson House of Royal Center was 
present and assisted Rev. Richer in the song 
devotions. They sang three selections, that 
were greatly appreciated by the audience 
which packed the house, "The City Unseen," 
"I am Happy in Him," and "Where We 
Never Grow Old." Rev. Richer then sang in 
keeping with the subject of the sermon, 
"The Holy City," which was very impres- 
sive. 

The pastor delivered a soul stirring mes- 
sage, which sank deep into the hearts of 
the people. The Holy Spirit manifested it- 
self in a mighty way during this campaign 
and we give the Heavenly Father praise and 
honor for the blessings received. There 
were 19 that heard and answered the Sav- 
iour's call, "Come unto me, all ye that la- 
bor and are heavy laden, and I will give 
you rest" (Matt. 11:28). There were two 
who came by letter, making 21 accessions 
in all. 

Another Spiritual feast in store for the 
church is the coming of Dr. Yoder on Jan- 
uary 30. It is through the planning of Mrs. 
G. L. Maus that the W. M. S. will be privi- 
leged to hear Dr. Yoder at this time. Re- 
member this church in your petitions to 
the Throne of God. 

MRS. CLYDE KAGER, 
Corresponding Secretary. 



RITTMAN, OHIO 

Sunday morning, January 11, 1931, was 
a day of rejoicing at the First Brethren 
church at Rittman, Ohio, when the mortgage 
on the church building was burned. We 
had the pleasure of having as a special 
speaker for this occasion Brother George S. 
Baer of Ashland, who gave us a splendid 
address. 

This service was one to which we all 



look forward to. For well we know we can 
not remain at one point for long; we must 
either advance or fall back. This is true in 
regard to our interests as a church body as 
well as individuals, so this was indeed a 
time of praise and thanksgiving to our 
Heavenly Father for he has so abundantly 
blessed us. 

The present business depression has not 
effected us a great deal, as work at Ritt- 
man has been good in comparison to other 
places. Practically all our members have 
had steady work, thus enabling us to meet 
our obligations. 

It has been seven years since the chui'ch 
at Rittman was dedicated. The debt at that 
time was approximately $3,000. The writer 
cannot make a report as to the membership 
at that time, but at the present we have 100 
names on our record, with three awaiting 
baptism. These three, two young men, and 
one young lady having expressed a desire 
to unite with us the past week. Of this 
number 39 have been taken into fellowship 
within the past 3 years. Since September 
1, 1930, nine persons have identified them- 
selves with this church by baptism and 3 
by letter, besides, of course, the three pre- 
viously mentioned. 

Thus we can see that we have advanced 
not only materially, but, better still, we 
have advanced spiritually, which is after all, 
our chief work — to bring men and women 
to Jesus Christ. 

Another thing for which we are thankful 
is that the members, for the most part, are 
active and faithful. We have only a few 
persons on our record who cannot be found 
at practically every church service. Our 
prayer meeting attendance ranges from 25 
to 40. Our Sunday school attendance has 
increased considerably within the past year, 
and we have started the new year off with 
a bang, the attendance having climbed well 
over the 100 mark every Sunday thus far. 
Much of this success we contribute to our 
leader. Rev. Everete Niswonger and his wife. 
We feel that God has blessed us tremen- 
dously in sending them into our midst. Rev. 
Niswonegr never fails to preach the Word, 
and make it clear to his listeners, and we 
ai'e eager for the knowledge which God con- 
tinues to give us through the lips of this 
splendid young man. Words fail to express 
our regard for him, but it is our sincere de- 
sire that he may continue with us. 

We are planning to hold our revival ser- 
vices in a few months with Rev. Barnard 
of Dayton as evangelist. We are looking 
forward to this with interest, and have re- 
solved within our hearts to work and pray 
to make this revival the greatest in the his- 
tory of our church. We have a large field 
in which to labor, so we ask an interest in 
your prayers, that we as Christians may 
live lives above reproach, that we may go 
forward and bring men and women into the 
saving grace of Jesus Christ, that our lit- 
tle church may be a beacon to lost sinners 
in our community, and that there, they may 
find peace unto their souls, through the 
great Redeemer of all. We pray God's 
blessings upon the Brethren throughout our 
country. May we all unite, to work harder 
and more faithfully in the year ahead of us 
than we have in the past. 

MRS. LLOYD HOOVER, 
Corresponding Secretary. 



For years this faithful group has kept al 
and active W. M. S. and Sunday schi 
They seem like one big family, each in( 
ested in the other and striving to bind t 
tie which solidifies in Christian unity. 

This group has given to the Church f 
active minister and a lady of distinct 
who is the wife of a| Y. M. C. A. offic 
Let us name this group of persons: Rev. 
F. Stuckman, Goshen, Indiana; Rev. C. 
Stewart, Bryan, Ohio; Rev. Roy Brai 
baugh, of Southern Indiana; Rev. Eli 
Keck, New Enterprise, Pa. The lady is J 
May Nish of Massillon, Ohio. These ) 
pie are well known and they all came f 
this faithful group of loyal, lovable Br> 
ren. 

This church which is but four and i 
half miles from Nappanee, Indiana, h; 
Sunday school attendance each Sundaj 
from 65 to 80. In fact, for the last i 
years Sunday school is all they have hai 
the way of service. The hardship of | 
group is the same as in so many s 
places, the financing of a preacher. Des 
that discouraging feature these people l 
on and because of their loyalty I feel 
should receive some recognition through 
Evangelist. 

This noble group of loyal Brethren c 
the writer to hold them a meeting di 
the first two weeks of January. I, will 
wife leading the music and with the 
port of some of the Brethren of Nappi 
plus the splendid support of the Grav 
church and community, won victory fo 
Master, and this loyal band had the pie; 
of seeing nine individuals added to 
church. 

This congregation appreciated the 
of Mis. Owen — and she is a splendid h a 
and had charge of the music-^because lej 
presented her with a gift of $30.00. la 
the amount they gave the evangelist 
sui-prising and that satisfies me.- 

Thus we are all happy amid the w 
depression. There is no slackness wit! oi 
He works, we work, and the natural in| 
takes place. He says through Christ, eek 
ye first the kingdom of God, and his "' 
eousness; and all these things sh; 
added unto you." 

Once again, he used us and blessed|| 
Gravelton, Indiana. We thank hira 
opportunity. BENJ. F. OW! 

Nappanee, Indiana. 



la 

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THE PASTOR'S REPORT OF RIl 

Sunday, January 11, the RittmanJ 
ren church held a special service of fl 
ing due to the paying off of the churclfl 

Professor Mason of Ashland, who i; 
in Rittman for his splendid work 
schools and church, burned the mo M'j 
after a pointed talk. Professor 
along with Christian Hilty, and 
Holmes were the signers of the mort| 

Dr. Baer brought us a message of i W 
tion and encouragement. His messa 
just what we needed, and if carried c 
mean good success in the future. 

In the last several weeks we ha 
ceived seven accessions to the churc 
invite your prayers that God may c •" 
to bless us. 

•EVERETT NISWONGER, Pi <" 



GRAVELTON, INDIANA 

There is a spot in Northern Indiana that 
maintains a fine Brethren constituency 
who.se loyalty to the Brethren church and 
the teaching of God's Word is commendable. 



GOSHEN, INDIANA 

Our work began with the usual 
the autmun season, follovdng our ho | 
ing service. Brother McClain was 
on that day and rendered valuable H^i 
Our people liked very much his pnH'^ 
We are looking forward to his futUiH^i 



ANTJARY 31, 1931 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



Page 15 



IS. That day and its sacrifices made it 
iible for us to meet our annual payments 
ur indebtedness. Our people did a great 
e cf work in this, and met the issue 
It goes without saying that this was 
ipreme effort for us at this time, and 
;ted greatly our giving to other causes, 
unfortunate that we must be so self- 
ered, but it seems next to impossible to 
1 adequately for such a congregation, 
out going heavily in debt, and without 
entering some kind of a financial depres- 

Uowing ouaf meeting with Brother Gris- 
t Lanark^ we passed through the usual 
itmas activities, all a credit to those 
took an active part, and a great inspi- 
n to the chui'ch in general. Immediate- 
Hewing the beginning of the new year 
egan a two weeks' revival under the 
rship of Brother Grisso, carrying out a 
whereby we exchanged such services, 
ut the usual expense of getting in an 
helper. To say that our meeting was 
:ess was putting it mildly. We had the 
it crowds we have had since we moved 
he new building three years ago. Folks 
the first night, and hundreds contin- 
come, many never missing a service, 
not remember of ever entering into a 
[ng, where the revival spirit came so 
lly. Folks are thinking about the 
, great numbers of them are doing it, 
onally believe that every church can 
good meeting, who will work to that 
I have never seen people more hun- ■ 
•r the Gospel. To say that Brother 
preached with plainness and power 

1 exaggeration. His part was most 
rfully done. His ministry among us 
i|ery satisfying. 

L special delegation came from Nap- 

i« with their men's chorus, also from 

i Bend. Elkhart came with a hundred 

fty on one evening. The Church of 

fethren in Goshen was on hand one 

with a very large group to swell the 

i y night audience. We returned the 

1] ment during their meeting. Twenty- 

r ame forwai'd during the two weeks. 

'i folks will add much strength to our 

K Twenty have already been baptized 

en into the church, and ere the week 

e|the rest will have been baptized. We 

elad a revival in the church that speaks 

thoroughness of the work done. 

Grisso has special talents as an 

[list, and I am sure his church will 

Sp to spare him often in such work. 

H. F. STUCKMAN, Pastor. 



BtpVAL AT GOSHEN, INDIANA 

I '« Day, January fourth, found the 

it Goshen, Indiana, to begin an 

tic meeting with Brother H. F. 

^"1 and his ogod church. This was 

I opportunity of viewing the new 

' and conducting an evangelistic meet- 

i.the city- of Goshen, although the 

t part of our ministry has been in 

11 Indiana. It was a privilege every 

of which I enjoyed, to work with 

church, and with a pastor who is so 

illy loved and respected by his peo- 

!i';etings advanced without a single 
to mar or detract. No one found 
th the weather, for it was great for 
U'v season. No one criticized the 
.^t for what he preached or did not 
nor for the length of his sermons, 
lanner of presenting them. Such a 
d ront always means victory. And the 



absence of it will set any preacher to beat- 
ing the air over empty pews. In all our 
preaching we attempted to set forth clearly 
the doctrines of the church, especially the 
"firsl principles" of our faith. The folks 
were hungry for the Word and great crowds 
came from night to night and a deep gen- 
uine interest was maintained from the first 
to the last service. There were twenty-four 
who responded to the invitation to accept 
Christ or to identify themselves with his 
church. 

The pastor and evangelist were aided by 
a goodly number of praying men and wom- 
en and those who know how to win souls 
for Christ. All such is imperative in suc- 
cessful evangelism. Then again, we were 
encouraged by the presence of the Brethren 
from nearby churches. Brother W. I. Duk- 
er and one hundred fifty came one evening 
from Elkhart. The Nappanee Men's chonis 
added to the service one night. Brother 
Leatherman and Brother Edgar Duker with 
a group from South Bend aided us with 
their presence. The Church of the Brethren 
pastor at Goshen with a hundred of his peo- 
ple furnished us with as many listeners on 
a Monday evening. Dr. G. W. Rench was 
present on several occasions to see if some 
one of his "spiritual sons" was still "in the 
faith." 

We were asked to give our new chart 
lecture, "God's Redemption Plan" at the 
college chapel. This we did, and the mes- 
sage and the messenger were kindly received 
by both faculty and students. 

We shall not soon forget the days of fel- 
lowship and labor with the Goshen church 
and their pastor, with whom to associate is 
indeed a joy and a pleasure. To say the 
least, Goshen is a great church. Here is to 
be found some of the Lord's choicest men 
and women. May God bless them and keep 
them true to himi and his Word in these 
days. 

Lanark, Illinois 
Just a word from home. We are happy 
to announce that the Lord's work is pros- 
pering and moving forward in Lanark. Our 
reports show a splendid gain over the pre- 
ceding year. The church is finding its own 
in the matter of giving. Our finances are 
in a splendid condition. Peace and harmony 
prevail, there is "not a ripple upon the 
water," and we launch into the work of the 
new year with faith and hope to make it a 
great year of victory for Christ and his 
Church. 

During my recent absence the pulpit was 
supplied by Rev. Chas. Delp, a local Church 
of the Brethren minister and Dr. C. F. Yo- 
der. The church is highly appreciative of 
the messages brought by these brethren. 

C. C. GRISSO. 



PENNSYLVANIA DISTRICT 
By Willis E. Ronk 

(Continued from last week) 



ELKHART, INDIANA 

Just a line. Our people are going for- 
ward with the work at Elkhart in the same 
spirit of loyalty that has ever characterized 
their work. 

They are ever putting the things that 
may seem difficult, across in a most wonder- 
ful way, because of united effort, and bless- 
ings follow. 

Dr. Bame will be with us again, Febru- 
ary 1 in an intensive revival sei-vice. 

We experienced a great revival a year 
ago with him. By prayers and united ef- 
forts even greater results may be experi- 
enced this year. 

MRS. EDNA NICHOLAS. 



I have no notion of dictating to the 
Brethren Church what she shall believe, or 
to the ministers what they shall preach; 
but IF WE TAKE OUR PLEA SERIOUS- 
LY, I see no reason why Brethren preachers 
in the course of a year's sermons, should 
not preach on such great themes as, "The 
Being or Personality of God," "The Person 
of Jesus Christ, his Incarnation or Deity or 
Virgin Birth," "His Finished Work," "The 
Atonement," "The Holy Spirit" and the 
"Second Coming," and others. 

I trust that I have been sufficiently clear 
cut in the foregoing statements, that I will 
not be misunderstood in the next statement. 
We have claimed and do claim to be a 
Whole Gospel people; and frequently we 
have preached Baptism and Feetwashing as 
the Whole Gospel. We may not have be- 
lieved that this was the Whole Gospel, but 
our preaching has many times left that im- 
pression on outsiders. Consequently they 
have rightly charged us with inconsistency. 
There is just as much danger that we shall 
emphasize some other belief or beliefs, as 
the Incarnation, or the Deity, or the Virgin 
Birth, or the Second Coming to the neglect 
of other doctrines, and that again we shall 
appear inconsistent. I am not pleading for 
any one of our doctrines today, but that we 
shall believe and teach them all,— that we 
shall consistently claim to be a whole Gos- 
pel people. 

But where shall one leave off with a dis- 
cussion of Doctrines and begin with the 
Practice of the Church? Belief and Prac- 
tice are so closely related that it is difficult 
to draw accurately a line of demarcation. I 
realize that under the head of Doctrine, I 
have been discussing some practices; but 
under the head of Practices, I have some- 
thing different in mind. 

I have a very good ministerial friend in 
another denomination, who is a fundamen- 
talist. When it came time for him to ap- 
pear before the Ministerial Examining 
Board of his church, he was puzzled. The 
Board was made up of Modernists.. When 
the day arrived and he was questioned con- 
cerning his Theology, he replied, "In Doc- 
trine I am a Fundamentalist and in living 
I am a Modernist." As I know hihi, he 
told the truth; and that truth precisely il- 
lustrates what I want to say. There is 
many a so called Fundamentalist today, in 
belief, who is a Modernist in practice. I 
think it is equally true that there are those 
who claim to be Modernist in belief who 
are CONSERVATIVE in Practice. 

I ana always interested in noticing the 
various shades of religious belief among 
those I meet; but I have a far greater in- 
terest in noticing these shades of belief in 
connection with every day living. As a mat- 
ter of fact deep seated belief does affect 
life; as one can easily see, when he meets 
those who are liberal in Theology and equal- 
ly conservative in living. One is much grat- 
ified to find a liberal in Theology, who is 
conservative ih every day living; but it is a 
real disappointment to find a Fundamental- 
ist in Theology and his life making a lie of 
his profession. That there are many of this 
type, I presume no one would undertake to 
dispute. While this is a general condition 
affecting all denominations, it would hardly 
be necessary for us to go away from home 
to find examples. Anyone who is at all 
familiar with conditions in the Brethren 



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Church knows well, that in many of our 
congregations there are members, who pro- 
fess to be whole Bible people, and in spite 
of this profession are guilty of some of the 
grosser forms of immorality. And to our 
shame be it said, that we have had minis- 
ters who have been equally guilty. And 
what shall we say of divorce? We have 
many churches in which there are many di- 
vorced couples, and a preacher hardly dares 
to speak any word of warning or condem- 
nation. The voice of laity and ministry 
alike should be heard in opposition to the 
increase of divorce. 

There is another histoi-ic tenant of our 
faith — non-swearing. What is happening to 
it? There is a tremendous increase of 
swearing not only in the world but among 
Brethren people. I know Brethren, both 
men and women who are guilty of swear- 
ing, not once but who habitually do so, and 
thus bring discredit upon their profession. 
Closely allied to swearing, and just as serious 
a matter is the telling of obscene stories. 
I am sorry that there are even ministers of 
the church who are guilty, and who ought 
to be warned. This practice can be con- 
demned on more than one ground, if neces- 
sary, but suffice it to say, "whatsoever 
things are pure, whatsoever things are love- 
ly, whatsoever things are of good report, if 
there be any virtue and if there be any 
praise, think on these things." 

There is one more thing which I would 
prefer to pass over, but which ought to be 
said, and that is in reference to honesty. 
Honesty of Church and honesty of preacher. 
In the first place, a Church which pits 
preacher against preacher in attempting to 
hire as cheaply as possible, is resorting to 
a questionable practice which frequently re- 
sults in much grief, and when a church hires 
a mar. for a salary on which she knows he 
cannot live, is only inviting said pastor to 
leave without paying his debts. I have 
known of churches which failed to pay their 
pastor's salary, and then complained because 
he did not pay his debts. Some churches 
have been so dishonest as to permit their 
pastors to leave without paying his salary, 
and never paying the salary. I do not be- 
lieve that any church which resorts to such 
methods will ever be blessed of the Lord in 
her work. Do you ? It is equally true that 
no minister has a right to hire to a church 
for a salary, when he knows he cannot live 
on it. But if he does, he is not relieved of 
the obligation to pay all bills. A man who 
does not pay his bills is dishonest, whether 
of the ministry or laity. There are Brethren 
ministers who are guilty in this respect. I 
hope that there are none in this Conference. 
I tru.st that I will be pardoned for mention- 
ing these specific things, which should have 
no place among us, by way of illustration 
of the statement that, by our Lives we are 
sometimes making a lie of our profession. 
We must be whole Gospel in both BELIEF 
and PRACTICE. 

In the mind of the speaker, the greatest 
need of the Church of today, is the need of 
Spiritual Culture, or the development of 
the Spiritual Life. There is always the need 
of a sound Theology, and we have such a 
Theology. But to make Theology vital, we 
must have the dynamic of Spiritual lives. 
We need consistency of Doctrine and of 
living; but the vital force making for con- 
sistency is Spirituality. But what is Spir- 
ituality? It is first of all based upon a 
true vision of God. We are living in a day, 
when emphasis is being placed upon "Nat- 
ural Law," upon a world of "fixed causes 



moving of necessity." In the process God 
has been gradually taken from the center of 
things and from his throne. A vision of 
God means in seeing him with power "high 
and lifted up." It means seeing his right- 
eousness and Holiness. The vision likewise 
implies that man sees himself as most un- 
worthy in God's sight. Spirituality means 
the implanting of the true life within, 
through the New' Birth. With too many 
people, the Christian life stops here. But 
there is the constant need of a new vision, 
first of God and then of self. This vision 
comes through the reading of God's Word, 
and its illumination by the Holy Spirit; 
through meditation and prayer; and by the 
giving of the life to be used as God wills. 
He who follows this mle will grow as the 
lily of the field, and as unobtrusively spread 
his fragrance. 

Where there is a Spiritual Vision man 
will bear witness to that vision. I am firm- 
ly convinced that if we will make our chief 
task for the coming year, the deepening of 
our spii'itual life, and that of the whole 
Church, many of our problems will find their 
solution. One of our greatest external 
problems, and of all churches for that mat- 
ter, — is the great unrest which is eating 
away the heart of the Church, of both laity 
and ministry. This state portrays a lack 
of faith and confidence in God. We need a 
new vision of God and a new baptism of 
the Holy Spirit. We can have both if we 
so desire. 

A new vision of God and a new trust in 
him will remake the life of our Church. It 
will lead to greater fervor in witnessing. 
This will result in a new revival in our 
churches and a new missionary zeal. It 
wiU make for clean living and a clear tes- 
timony,— a testimony of a WHOLE GOS- 
PEL PEOPLE to the WHOLE GOSPEL,— 
to its power to save and to keep saved. 

In concluding this message, I would de- 
sire that any words wliich might seem 
harsh, might have their harshness removed, 
by the assurance that they have been spoken 
only out of a heart of love, and from a sin- 
cere desire to help. 

In keeping with this message, I recom- 
mend, — 

1. That in Doctrine, we remember that 
we are a WHOLE GOSPEL people, and that 
we emphasize, without fear or favor, the 
WHOLE GOSPEL. 

2. That we emphasize as never before, 
the importance of Spiritual Culture, — and 
hence clean living. 

3. That Evangelism and Missionary en- 
terprises be promoted in the churches, not 
through external methods; but by the out 
workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives. 

4. That as true Gospel people, we em- 
phasize the Stewardship of life and of 
money. 

In the Fear of God, and under the Lead- 
ership of the Holy Spirit, may we carry on 
the work of this Conference, and plan for 
the future of the churches. 

Meyersdale, Pennsylvania. 



the other person and in one's own self, 
meet evil wdth evil is to inflame the hati 
and excite the passions of the man doi 
the first wrong and the spirit of vengeai 
brings out the evil side of the man who 
wronged. 

(2) Like encourages like; fire kindles f 
The tendency of good is to awaken go 
and the person who does good to one v 
has done him evil is likely not merely 
put him to shame, but to stir up in i 
heai't a desire to rise to a higher plane! 
li\'ing. Many a time the sincere Christ 
will find that his sutfering evil instead 
retaliating will touch the heart of the • 
one. 

(3) If the evil one is not overcome by 
good, yet the good is increased and strenj 
enid by the effort, and therefore the j 
portion of good to the evil is increa 
Love becomes stronger and more ahum 
every time it exercises itself toward •[ 
It conquers; it conquers in the soul of 
one who shows love instead of hate. £ 
a victory is worth all it costs. 



Three of the world's famed physicistfj 
Nobel prize winners, are to meet at 
fornia Institute of Technology in Pasa; 
for a scientific interview — Dr. Albert 
stein from Germany, Dr. Albert Michi 
on leave of absence from the Universil 
Chicago, and Dr. Robert Millikan, hea 
California Institute of Technology. 
■Michelson will perform experiments 
a vacuum tube a mile long to reckoii 
speed at which light travels. Dr. Ein' 
is interested in exact measurement 
light's speed because if its bearing o:] 
theories of the curvature and limitatii' 
space. 



OUR READERS' FORI] 

ON MERGING OUR PUBLICATIC 

Dear Brother Baer: 

To be sure I wasn't asked to expref 
opinion, but feel sure you will pardo 
liberty. Your paragraph about the ( 
Messenger interested me greatly, for i 
tained the very idea that has been ii 
of much wherever I have been and ouj 
lications have been discussed. The f 
now is, only the ones interested ev< 
the Missionary news — the ones that 
need it most, and the inspiration it t 
never get to read any of it. We think 
should be one church paper and tha 
tain all home and foreign missionary 
— making the Brethren EvaneeUst 
and better and of course charge mo 
it. That way all would get the Miss 
news who are not at all interested 
that line. Hope the idea can be carrii 
it is fine. Sincerely, 

MRS. W. M. LI 



Sunday School Notes 

(Continued from page 11) 

maintain a spirit of love and peace and not 
one of hate and conflict. He is to overcome 
evil with God, as Paul admonishes the Ro- 
mans (Rom. 12:21). In your effort to prac- 
tice this principle, just remember: (1) To 
fight evil with evil to make two wrongs in- 
stead of one, thus increasing evil, both in 



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FEBRUARY 7, 1931 



Signs of the Times 



by 
Alva J. McClain 



1 NTELLECTUALISM is not Enough. 

T-he modern triumphs of the human mind 
liave been so amazing that many are feel- 
ing that notliing is impossible, that we need 
no other God than this. Intellectualism has 
becoSie the ruling spirit of the times. Man 
feel«<<«that in the released activity of the in- 
telllSt he has at last become the "Master 
of K# fate and the Captain of his soul." 
* I fiave no desire to depreciate the value 

% intellectualism, but the verdict of history 
ihows that intellectualism alone is cold and 

Sirflll, utterly unable to sustain the human 
' spiifP In proof, I submit the following tes- 
timofijes from famous men who tried it. 



j\ ANT'S Testimony 

"I would never live my life over again at 
any price." 



V OLTAIRE'S Testimony 

"Strike out a few sages, and the crowd 
of human beings is nothing but a horrible 
assemblage of unfortunate criminals, and 
the globe contains nothing but corpses. I 
tremble to have to complain once more of 
the Being of beings, in casting an attentive 
eye over this terrible picture. I v^dsh I had 
never been bom." 



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(JETHE'S Testimony ^ 

"I have' ever been esteemed one of for- 
tune's chief est favorites; nor will I complain" 
or find fault with the course my life ha^ 
taken. Yet truly there has been nothing 
but toil and care; and I may say that in all 
my seventy-five years I have never had.a 
month of genuine comfort. It has been the 
pei-petual rolling of a stone which I have 
always had to raise anew." . . . "Men will 
become more clever and more acute^but not 
better, happier, and stroiUpr in ^tion, or 
at least omy at epochs, t^oresee the time 
when God will have no Mpre joy in them, 
but will break up everything fpr a renewed 
creation." V« ^ _ 



PliOFESSOR CLIFFORD'S Testiiiiony 

"It cannot be doubted that the theistic 
belief is a comfort to those who hold it, 
and that the loss of it is a very painful loss. 
It cannot be doubted, at least by many of 
us in this generation, who either profess it 
now, or have received it in our childhood, 
and have parted from it sincf with such 
searching trouble as only cradle-faiths can 
cause. We have ?een the spring sun shine 
out of an empty heaven to light up a soul- 
less earth; we have felt with utter loneliness 
that the Great Companion is dead." 



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ENAI*'S Testimony 



"To sum up: if. through the constant la- 
bor of the nineteenth century, the know- 
ledge of facts has corlRdorably increased, 
the destiny of marikina%as, on the other 
hand, become more obscur^tha'n«ever.. The 
serious thing is that we fail typerceive a 
means of providing humanity in the future 
with a catechism that will Ge acceptable 
henceforth, except on the condition of re- 



turning to a state of credulity. Hence it is 
possible that the ruin of idealistic beliefs 
may be fated to follow hard upon the ruin 
of supernatural beliefs, and that the real 
abasement of the morality of humanity will 
date from the day it has seen the reality of 
things. . . . Candidly speaking, I fail to see 
how, without the ancient dreams, the foun- 
dations of a happy and noble life are to be 
relaid." 



iled me thither, and which I was tempt j 
to curse." 



R OMANE'S Testimony 

"Forasmuch," this writer says, "as I am 
far from being able to agree with those who 
affirm that the twilight doctrine of ' the new 
faith' is a desirable substitute for the wan- 
ing splendour of 'the old,' I am not ashamed 
to confess that, with this virtual negation 
of God, the universe to me has lost its soul 
of loveliness; and although from henceforth 
the precept 'to work while it is day' vrill 
doubtless but gain an intensified forc§ fl-em 
the terribly intensified meaning of the 
words, 'The night cometh when^K) man can 
work,' yet, when at times I think, as think 
at times I must, of the appalling contrast 
between the hallowed glory of that creed 
which once was mine, and the lonely mys- 
tery of existence as I now find it, as such 
times I shall ever feel it impossible to avoid 
the sharpest pang of which my nature is 
susceptible. For, whether it be due to my 
intelligence not being sufficiently advanced 
to meet the requirements of the age, or 
whether it be due to the memory of those 
sacred associations which, to me at least, 
were the sweetest that life has given, I can- 
not but feel that for me, and for others who 
think as I do, there is a dreadful truth in 
those words of Hamilton, — philosophy hav- 
ing become a meditation, not merely of 
dfcth, but of annihilation, the precept know 
thyself has become transformed into the ter- 
rible oracle to Oedipus, 'Mayest thou never 
kitowjjhe truth of what thou art.' " 



C HEODORE JOUFFROY'S Testimony 

"Never shall I forget the December eve- 
ning when the veil which hid my unbelief 
from mine own eyes was torn away. . . . The 
hours of the night glided away, and I per- 
ceived it not; I anxiously followed my 
thought, which descended step by step to 
.the tiottom of my consciousness, and dis- 
sipating, one after another, all the illusions 
which till then had hid them from my view, 
rendered its subterfuges more and more vis- 
ible to me. In vain I clung to my last be- 
liefs, as.^ shipwrecked sailor to the'- f rag-^ 
ments of his ship; in vain, terrified by.. the 
unknowm waste in which I was about*' to 
float, I threw myself back once more upoh 
my childhood, my family, my country, all 
that was dear and sacred to me; the inflex- 
ible current of my thought was the stronger; 
parents, family, memories, beliefs — it forced 
me to leave all. This examination became 
more obstinate and more severe as it ap- 
proached the end; nor did it stop till the 
end was reached. I knew then that at the 
bottom of myself there was nothing left 
stfinding, that all I had believed about my- 
self, about God, and about m^destiny in 
this life andtin that to C(iiT*»I now believed 
no more. This moment wa»f rightful; and 
when, towards morning, I threw myself ex- 
hausted upon my bed, it seemed to me as if 
I could feel my former life, so cheerful and 
complete, die away, and before me there 
opened up another life, dark and dispeopled, 
where henceforth I was to live alone, alone 
with my fatal thought which had just ex- 



TROFESSOR HUXLEY'S Testimony 

"I know," he says, "no study which ia-j 
unutterable saddening as that of the evo> 
tion of humanity, as it is set forth in ti 
annals of history. Out of the darkness ■ 
prehistoric ages man emerges with t 
marks of his lowly origin strong upon hi 
He is a brute, only more intelligent th. 
the other brutes; a blind prey to impuls 
which as often as not lead him to destruii 
tion; a victim to endless illusions, whij 
make his mental existence a terror and J 
burden, and fill his physical life with ba 
ren toil and battle. He attains a certa 
degree of physical comfort, and develops 1 
more or less workable theory of life, in su ' 
favorable situations as the plains of Meso ' 
otamia or of Egypt, and then, for thousan* 
and thousands of years, struggles with var* 
ing fortunes, attended by infinite wicke( 
ness, bloodshed, and misery, to maintaii 
himself at this point against the greed ai| 
ambition of his fellowmen. He makes ,i! 
point of killing and othenvise persecutii ' 
all those who first try to get him to m'o 
on; and when he has moved on a step foi ■ 
ishly confers post-mortem deification on 1 4 
^^ctims. He exactly repeats the procelj 
with all who want to move a step yet fuj 
ther. And the best men of the best epoc /] 
are simply those who make the fSwe,] 
blunders, and commit the fewest sins." (j 

X HE Final Word is Christ's 

All these great thinkers whose tes 
monies have been quoted found no penn ' 
nent resting place in Intellectualism. T 
end of mere intellectualism is pessimis,' 
cynical world-weariness, and hopeless c ,, 
spair. 

The Word of Christ still stands: "Witho 
Me ye can do nothing." "Come unto me, 
ye that labor and are heavy laden, and 
will give you rest." 



A plant with flowers but no leaves, tb' 
lives by tapping the roots of other planr 
has been rediscovered in the desert near ti 
California-Mexico boundAry. The thi4 
fleshy root of this plant is g(jod for hum 
food. The original discoverers, eighty yai 
ago, found the Papago Iftejians using it 4, 
food. > ' 

2!- rlF^ ' 

Some Emphases of the Ohi^ Pas- 
tor's Convention — Editor / 

Tell Them what the Saloon,MKaft— 
—Editor, ^ 

Editorial Review .lk». 

Devotions in the Home for ^ildren 
— C. L. Anspach '. . 

The Superannuated Need — Frank 
Roscoe, 

The Ohio Pastor's Convention — C. A. 
Banie, 

1931 Will Detei-mine Victory of 1932 
— C. R. Jones, 

Studies in the Scriptures — C. F. 
Yoder, 

The Family Altar— T. C. Lyon, / 

"And Still It Grows"— C. G. Twom- 
bly 

Canton's Society Alive and Active — 
Thelma Bechtel 

Fifty Years of Christian Endeavor, 

News from the Field 1^ 

Our Little Readers, >. 

Announcements, r 

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Some Rmphases of the Ohio Pastors' Convention 



! Ohio Pastors' Convention has for twelve years held the spot- 

of intereset in interdenominational ministerial cooperation for 

il helpfulness. Ministers representing practically all the 

stant churches of Ohio have been meeting for a four-day 

ntion once a year, when the many and varied problems that 

! themselves to the work of the pastor are discussed in open 

1 and when some of the outstanding religious leaders of the 

ry bring messages of instruction and inspiration. It is no 

r a unique institution, for the idea has met with such favor 

it has spread into other states, where similar conventions 

been arranged. But the Ohio Pastors' Convention is still 

iggest and most outstanding event of its kind — biggest in at- 

nce and in the number of outstanding speakers it imports, 

s studied as a pattern for other such gatherings. 

principle it is nothing more than a local pastors' meeting — 

as almost every Brethren minister participates in — on a large 

attendance being wholly an individual affair, each attending 

ij;ter being charged an enrollment fee of three dollars, with 

: 1 the expense of the convention is defrayed. Among so large 

;iy of ministers there are a number of different interests that 

^lominant, and so the convention has each year a number of 

ent commissions or committees meeting simultaneously for 

t of each day, and in which different kinds of church problems 

iscussed. 

I|is year the convention theme being "The Technique of an Effi- 
H Minister," there were nine different commissions or discus- 
jj groups, studying the different phases of the pastor's task, 
on which the writer was able to gather data were the fol- 



rtg: 

(I The Minister as a Preacher. There was general agreement 
1 ig' the ministers in this group that preaching was the primary 
; of the preacher, and while different notes as to the message 
sounded, the vast majority were agreed that the greatest 
i was still to challenge the world with the simple Gospel of 
■j Christ. Many suggestions were offered for making preach- 
! nore effective, but most fundamental of all seemed to be a 
i 31- and ever g^rowing spiritual experience on the part of the 
?ter. 

I) The Minister as a Pastor. Dr. John Timothy Stone insisted 
; the pastor ought to be continually busy ainong his people, not 
.' ping nor making fashionable calls, but seeking to win men to 
^t and to set them to work for Christ. He said every pastor 
the time to meet men where they are to be found if he will 
i liis work and be prompt, brief and in earnest. "The laziest 
1 and the laziest minister," he declared, "is he who is so busy 
I ; what he wants to do that he has no time to do what he ought 

I) The Minister as an Administrator. The pastor was looked 
' as the inspiring and guiding factor in determining the local 
• ;h program, but it must be foi-med, as it must be carried out, 

)operation with the best lay leadership of his congregation. 
•Poling stated that the church was the greatest, the biggest 

less in all the world and that it was administered more wisely 

efficiently than any other, and with less failures than any 

.' business. 

') The Minister as an Educator. Teaching is part of the min- 
'■■ 's task and every minister must not only get himself prepared, 
I ceep himself informed and prepared for the task of a religious 
■ator. The educational program of the church, it was pointed 

.must have in mind leading the individual to a decision for the 
i3tain life and contributing to Christian character. The min- 
■% should not merely seek to educate the young for church mem- 

lip but should educate them in church attendance by some 

IS, some form of the Junior church being recommended, also 
nr Choirs, Junior sermons, and other special features. 



(5) The Minister as a Student of Present Day Problems. The 

minister should seek to keep abreast of present day problems, but 
should not set himself up as an authority on all. However, wher- 
ever sin and injustice and socially deteriorating agencies and influ- 
ences prevail, his voice should not be silent nor his attitude un- 
certain. He should meet the enemies of Christianity in a Chris- 
tian way and constructively, but with positive, unquestioned oppo- 
sition. The problems that rise out of human greed must be met 
courageously by the gospel message, declared Dr. Ralph Cushman. 
"Millions in every land are demanding that property and weaith 
be dedicated to service and humanity." The solution to the problem, 
he said was to preach stewardship. "If we could only preach stew- 
ardship for one generation, the wealth of the next generation would 
be Christianized." And, that it is important that such a note be 
sounded by the ministry can be judged from the fact that sixty 
per cent of the wealth of the world is in the hands of one per cent 
of the population. Stewardship must be applied to every life he 
said, but particularly if rulers and capitalists cannot be made to 
recognize their stewardship and that wealth ought to be dedicated 
to the good of all, there is no hope for the world. "Either radical 
socialism or Christian stewardship must prevail." 

In many ways there was stressed the importance of taking the 
Gospel message seriously and endeavoring to bring it into practice 
both by precept and example. Dr. Cushman quoted the remarkable 
Butler statement that, "There are plenty of people who would be 
equally horrified at seeing the Christian religion doubted or at 
seeing it practiced." We profess to believe it; let us also practice 
it. 

Tell Them What the Saloon Was 

The young people under twenty do not know what the old legal- 
ized saloon was, and so cannot understand why it is that the church 
has been so bitterly opposed to it and why the Prohibition forces 
are appealing so strongly to them to take their stand against it. 
We must tell them as faithfully as we can what the saloon really 
was. 

We must tell them that the saloon was one of the greatest social 
evils that ever afflicted mankind. We must tell them that it was 
the breeder of all sorts of vice, crime and corruption. We must 
tell them that the saloon produced (and for a price the govern- 
ment gave permission to produce) poverty, profligacy, misery, dis- 
ease and death. Let us be really frank and tell them that by our 
public policy we helped to transform men made in the image of 
God into children of the devil, and young people rich in possibil- 
ities and full of hope into felons, harlots, paupers, madmen and 
murderers. 

And tell them that for a hundred years every conceivable effort 
was made to regulate it, to control it and to eliminate some of its 
most conspicuous evils, but that this long and varied experience 
with it had proven to the American people that the saloon was an 
outlaw by nature, that it would not obey the law and could not be 
controlled, and that it could not be separated from its evils. Final- 
ly after remarkable patience and long suffering the public became 
convinced that the only way to deal with the saloon was to destroy 
it. That is why we have Prohibition and why we must keep it. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



A church just wrote asking for an extension of time for gather- 
ing in a sheaf of new subscriptions at the $1.35 rate. We promptly 
granted the request. We will accommodate others yet, if they will 
write us. 

A list of twenty-eight ne«' subscriptions was just received from 
the Second church of Long Beach, California. Thank you, good 



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Brethren. We now have a very fine roll of papers going to the 
city of Long Beach, and we appreciate the loyalty of these two 
churches. 

The announcement just reached the Editor's desk of the arrival 
in the home of Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Gingrich, Johnstown, Pennsyl- 
vania, of a baby girl, named Doris Elaine. She put in her appear- 
ance on January 30th, 1931. The father and mother, of course, 
are happy and we congratulate them on this blessing of God be- 
stowed upon their home. 

In a letter from Brother W. 1. Duker, pastor at Elkhart, Indiana, 
we learn that the splendid choir of the Elkhart church broadcasted 
a program on Sunday evening, January 25th, from 6 to 6:30 over 
W W 0, Fort Wayne. An excellent program was rendered and 
the choir was invited to broadcast again at a convenient future 
date, when announcement will be made in advance so that Brethren 
i-adio fans can tune in. Dr. Bame is now in a meeting at Elkhart. 

Dr. G. C. Carpenter writes some interesting observations from 
his "cozy cottage, 'The Maryland' " in the neighborhood of Miami, 
Florida. Instead of traveling westward during December, as 
planned, he and his good wife yielded to the lure of Florida and 
they are there yet. But wherever he is. Brother Carpenter has 
eyes to see more than "things" and we are glad he is sharing with 
us some of his helpful and timely comments. 

We have been in receipt some weeks past of the year books of 
Waynesboro, and the First church of Long Beach, California. At 
the latter place Dr. Bauman is the pastor and of the Waynesboro 
church Brother W. C. Benshofif is the pastor. These publications 
and others that have come to our desk indicate that our churches 
are not allowing the depression to hinder appreciably the great 
work of the kingdom, and in a spiritual way the work is being 
more intensified, if anything. 

The church at Telford, Tennessee, is moving forward with re- 
joicing under the pastoral care of Brother M. D. Early. Christian 
Endeavor is prospering and is graded to meet the needs of the 
different age groups. Four persons have been added to the church 
during the past year. A parsonage was built with commendable 
courage, but being caught by the drought and subjected to financial 
hardships, they felt themselves justified in using their Home Mis- 
sion offering and their White Gift offering to apply on their local 
debts. 

We are in receipt of a weekly calendar published by the Harrah, 
Washington, church, of which Brother Fred V. Kinzie is the capa- 
ble pastor. The church paper was recently put on the budget of 
this growing mission church, and in the calendar in hand we notice 
this item: "Remember, if The Brethren Evangelist does not come 
to your home, something is wrong; please advise the pastor. And 
again, IF you receive it regularly and seldom or never read it, 
something more serious is wrong; please consult the Lord." 

The Canton Christian Endeavorers are very much alive, and an- 
other characteristic is that they are directing their energies toward 
the accomplishment of certain definite goals. And they are arriv- 
ing. We are glad to note that one of those goals is reporting at 
least quarterly to the Evangelist. Let others follow their example, 
and we are pleased to be able to say that some others are doing 
that very thing, as you shall see. Every society that's alive ought 
to make an occasional report. Please don't report the dead ones, 
until they are resurrected. 

The church at Lost Creek, Kentucky, has experienced a remark- 
able grovirth in attendance and interest "during the past three 
months," according to the report of our correspondent. The at- 
tendance has jumped from an average of ninety to an average of 
two hundred each Sunday, and he says the spirit matches the at- 
tendance. They are hauling the people to the services in motor 
vehicles The Men's and Women's Bible classes are in an interesting 
attendance contest. We congratulate Brother G. E. Drushal and 
his splendid helpers on this new manifestation of interest. May it 
continue, and increase yet more. 

In a personal communication from Brother A. D. Cashman, 
pastor of the Second church of Los Angeles, California, we learn 
that he and his people are greatly encouraged over the condition 
of the work there. The attendance, he informs us, is increasing in 
all the departments of the work. They have set a goal of 200 in 
attendance at the Sunday evening services. At present it is 186, 
so they do not have far to go. 



Brother Thomas Presnell, pastor at Aleppo, Pennsylvania, fav 
us with a newsletter. He was recently assisted in a revival- 
Brother Grant McDonald of Smithville, Ohio. Three were 
to the church by baptism as a result, and the church was gift 
benefited spiritually by Brother McDonald's consecration 
and of message. A new church has been organized at Cantei 
West Virginia and is being ministered to by Brother Presnell. T. 
are planning to have a beautiful new church building soon, bi 
of blue stone taken from a nearby quarry, secured at an unuang 
low price. May God prosper them in their effort. 

Sometime ago there were requests made through The Evan^ 
for the names of members of the Brethren church living in Chica 
Illinois. Mrs. R. F. Singer of Oak Hill, West Virginia writes j 
that she knows of a family of Brethren friends of hers, living! 
5337 South Union Avenue, Chicago. Those interested might fine 
worth while to look up this number, the name was not given; i 
is a splendid thing for isolated Brethren to get together fot ] 
lowship and for encouragement in the faith whenever poasi) 
That helps to make up in a small way for the lack of a plaois, 
worship with those of like faith. 

Brother George E. Cone, pastor at Milledgeville, Illinois wn 
that all the special days in the Brethren calendar have been < 
served and offerings lifted. That means a lot, not only ta i 
general interests of the church, but to the members of the cong 
gation. We believe it is building into the various local chui 
groups a vision of the wider needs of the church and a spiiiti 
general concern and loyalty that will have a good influence on- 
future of the denomination. He solved his summer church 
dance problem by holding on while all the other local churel 
were closed on Sunday evening. He is now experimenting w 
union Sunday evening services through the winter months, sp 
says. 

The Last Sunday in February is Benevolence Day when it is ( 
quested that every church lift an offering for the Superannuw 
Ministers' Fund and another offering for the Brethren Home. Bret 
er Fred C. Vanator, president of the Benevolence Board, inforiBBi 
that the treasurer has not enough money to make the- next pt 
ments to the aged ministers and their dependents, to whom the ■ 
nomination has made a pledge for support. The treasurer, Brotl 
Frank Roscoe, makes that point in this paper. These needy s 
vants of God must not be allowed to suffer during these diffic 
times. Doubtless the Brethren Home at Flora, Indiana, is just 
anxious foi^ a generous offering to help in the support of tl 
splendid institution. Turn to the back page for addresses to wh 
to send these offerings. 

Brother R. D. Barnard, pastor of the First Brethren church 
Dayton, Ohio, informs us that his work is going forward nict 
He speaks highly of the Miami Valley Bible Institute held in 
church last November, at which Dr. C. F. Yoder and Prof. M. 
Stuckey were the Bible lecturers. The church school during i 
past year made an average attendance of 525 and their largest 
tendance was 1078. The banner attendance occurred on Loya 
Sunday, when a special program was put on under the leaders! 
of the young people. That is the place to begin to build the spi 
of loyalty into your congregation — in the lives of your young P' 
pie. And loyalty — intelligent church loyalty — is a verj' mi 
needed quality in our church life today. We shall be glad to 
ceive the promised report of the meeting under the evangeli.^ 
leadership of Brother S. M. Whetstone. 

From Harrah, Washington, we have a splendid report of progrf 
Under the energetic leadership of Brother and Sister Fred V. K 
zie, the church has gone forward from a membership of 54 at ■ 
beginning of 1930 to 114 at its close. The church was nii 
strengthened in numbers and in spirituality by the successful ev: 
gelistic campaign by Brother R. I. Humijerd, concerning the 
suits of which we have previously made mention. Brother Kir 
has adopted the splendid policy of instructing his converts in 
church fundamentals. Whether it is done before baptism or imi 
diately following, as some prefer, we believe it ought to beco 
the universal practice of our church to instruct new converts in 
doctrines and practices of the church. This is one of the f 
churches where most of the Sunday school children remain 
church. An interesting New Year's eve service is reported, : 
by regular program prayer is being made an important factor 
this church's life. 



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Devotions in the Home for Children 

By Prof. C. L. Anspach, Ph.D. 



lie Sunday morning a mother was having some diffi- 

V 111 getting her children ready for Sunday school. 

children were rather slow in getting dressed, and, :iS 

,as the distracted mother was concerned, everything 

ped to be going wrong. Finally they were all ready 

Itart. The father, who was sitting with his feet up 

fling the Sunday paper thought he would assist the 

her by impressing the children with good advice. 

ning to his Httle son he said, "Bob, when I was your 

I was always the first ready for Sunday school. I 

up without being told; dressed; helped mother, and 

1 beat all the others in the family to church. Often 

iS the first one there." Little Bob who had observed 

father each Sunday morning remaining at home to 

I the paper instead of going to Sunday school made 

eply to his father, but as he was going out of the door 

Nas heard to remark, "I don't suppose it will do me 

good either when I get to be a man." In this little 

y we have a great fundamental truth. "I don't sur)- 

! it will do me any good either when I get to be a man." 

hristianity must be lived; it is more than form and 

bol. I am nut surprised that many of our children go 

(Unday school and church and then later in life leave 

1 institutions. The trouble is not so much with the 

rch and Sunday school as it is with the home. Th's 

gs me to my first essential for devotions in the home : 

)EVOTIONAL ATTITUDE TOWARD THE OTHER 

MBERS OF THE HOME. If the individual has the 

|t attitude toward God he certainly will have the right 

tude toward those who surround him. It is necessary, 

: ever, to call our attention to the fact that real Chris- 

ity will and must show in everyday living. Is it any 

der that children turn from the church when they see 

jr parents go through the form of worship in church 

then come home and treat each other in a terrible 

ner? After such a performance is it any wonder that 

say, "I don't suppose it will do us any good when we 

up." IF YOU WOULD HAVE YOUR CHILDREN 

EPT CHRISTIANITY, LIVE IT IN YOUR HOME 

DAILY LIFE, 
e hear a great deal about the Golden Rule and the 
nd Mile Philosophy of Jesus being impossible of at- 
iment. Why say it is impractical and impossible to 
in? The very ones who condemn are the least will- 
I to try. When we live right, then and then only, can 
ave the right basis for family devotions, 
ter the family is united on the correct manner of liv- 
then we are ready for the second step in our devo- 
I program, WORSHIP OF GOD. All forms of Chris- 
activity should be devotional and should include sing- 
Bible reading, memorization of Bible verses and 
!'er. Many people think that devotions apply only to 
er; this is a false idea, prayer is only a part of tVie 
>|tional program, 
e often in conducting the devotional period think only 
he interests of the adult and pay very little attention 
' 16 interests of the children. I once heard a man re- 
J k that he thought devotions a waste of time. Inquiry 
!' aled the fact that he had received the wrong impres- 
C3 of the exercise through certain unfortunate child- 
)l experiences. His father gathered the family to- 
* er each day after the noonday meal. He always read 
y> chapter from the Bible and generally the reading was 
il n from some section of the Bible far beyond the un- 
Ktanding of the children. He failed to see any prac- 
B benefit from such an exercise and naturally dropped 



the service as soon as he was old enough to escape par- 
ental authority. That father was a good father but he 
overlooked several things in trying to teach his children. 
First, the home devotions should be for the children. The 
home is an institution of instruction and the family de- 
votion is for the purpose of teaching children to worship 
God and to instill in them the necessity for devotions. Sec- 
ond, he thought that all parts of the Bible were of equal 
value for devotional purposes. He was right as far as the 
adult is concerned, but all wrong from the standpoint of 
child life. St. Paul recognized that fact and talks about 
the giving of milk and then solids according to the spir- 
itual development of the persons. 

In the third place, he thought that the Bible had to be 
read by chapters, one at each sitting. Instead of a chap- 
ter, one verse may be better if it is properly explained to 
the child. If ministers must spend hours on one verse 
in preparing a sermon we need not feel that we must read 
a chapter at each devotional period. 

Now in considering a complete devotional period we 
must view the several parts making it up. Music is one 
of the fev/ activities that will cement the home together. 
All the members enjoy singing even though they may not 
be the best of singers. The activity is emotional in na- 
ture and an arousal of the emotions tends to increase 
good feeling, especially if tlie emotion can be directed into 
definite directions. We do little singing in the home. The 
old fashioned song fests were well worth while. I believe 
we would benefit from several song services a year in 
church where all the congregation engages in singing the 
old favorites. In our singing I know of no kind of music 
better than the hymns of the Church. They are fine be- 
cause they express the highest ideals of men and women. 
They are attempts to find God, to worship him and fo 
adore him. They often reveal him in all his majesty. 

The sacred hymns also assist in storing the mind ot 
the child with choice bits of poetry and rythm. Children 
enjoy poetry and rythm; if you doubt that fact notice your 
child's interest in rythm . . . the swing of child songs . . . 
and the eagerness with which he learns the Mother Goose 
Rhymes. If the child has this interest why not take ad- 
vantage of it and store the mind with good materials 
through the song? Often children will learn memory 
verses in this manner when they find it diff'icult in other 
ways. Songs like, "I Washed My Hands this Morning;" 
"Sunbeam;" "God is Love;" "Brighten the Corner;" are 
good for young children and, "Holv, Holy, Holy;" "Silent 
Night;" "0 Little Town of Bethlehem;" "My Faith Looks 
Up to Thee" are excellent for the older children. , 

As previously stated, in selecting the Scripture reading 
the child should be considered. Bible reading is impor- 
tant for it furnishes a background for the teaching of 
Christian ideals and morals. It isn't necessary to turn 
to sources other than the Bible for materials with whi?h 
we can instruct our children. ^ I am in favor of using all 
kinds of materials in the Sunday school but I am not in 
favor of making the Sunday school a duplicate of the dav 
school. Hand work and cut out work are good as meth- 
ods of instruction in Sunday school but there is no reason 
for neglecting religious instruction because of them. I 
am not sure if my point is clear or not: I mean, USE 
THE METHODS OF THE DAY SCHOOL BUT STICK 
TO THE BIBLE FOR CONTENT. There is plenty of ma- 
terial in the Bible for teaching love, kindness, honor, hon- 
esty, etc. So in the home devotions the child can com.e 
to know love, kindness, sympathy, honesty, God, by a 



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study of the characters of the Bible and the placing of 
the fdeals in operation in the home. 

In connection with the Bible reading it is well to teach 
Bible verses. Children can ■iiemorize them easily and 
there are choice parts of the Bible that they could learn. 
I do not believe in the idea that we should not ask our 
children to memorize. We can make the meaning of cer- 
tain verses clear and the child will gladly memorize. Suc'i 
verses as the Lord's Prayer, The 23rd Psalm; Isaiah 9: 
6-7; Matt. 7:7-11; John 3 are not beyond the compre- 
hension of the child. We do not hesitate to ask our chil- 
dren to memorize poetry in day school, why hesitate m 
Sunday school and the home. 

Lastly, we mnst teach our children to pray. I know 
that it is difficult and many of us feel like saying. "Lord, 
teach us to pray." But we can assist our children in a 
number of ways. Some one has made the point that we 
ought to make our children feel that they are praying to 
God and not to us: — the child should say his prayers to 
God and not to the parent. 

Start the child in his prayer life with a simple prayer. 
Tliis will give the child a pattern and in time he will come 
to add to it. In my experience I have found that our chil- 
dren started with the little form, 

Jesus is kind to us each day 

Jesus smiles down on us each night 
Now we thank him for our food 

And for the stars that shine so bright. 

Or 

All around the world so fair 
Children clasp their hands in prayer, 
Thanking God for their daily food 
Asking him to make them good. 
Or 

Now I lay me down to sleep 

I pray the Lord my soul to keep 

In peace and safety till I wake 

And this I ask for Jesus' sake. 

and then later they added thoughts of their own. I never 
will forget the first expression of this kind. While in tlie 
University I was faced with language examinations m 
German and French. Our little girl had heard my dis- 
cussion of the difficulties of the French examination ana 
it evidently had made an impression. One day after re- 
peating one of the above verses she finished with this 
sentence, "Dear Jesus, please help Daddy with his 
French." The meaning of prayer was dawning and her 
relation to God was established. 

Children are never too young to start praying. It can 
be started with early infancy in the use of a simple sen- 
tence. If we remember that devotions in the home are 
first for the child, we will see singing, Bible reading, and 
praver in the right relationsnip. DO NOT NEGLECT 
TO INSTRUCT YOUR CHILD. 

Ypsilanti, Michigan. 



The Superannuated Need 

By Frank Roscoe, Treasurer, Superannuated Ministers" 

Board 

Once again we are approaching the time of year wh<^n 
the material needs of those who have been disqualified by 
age, must be considered. 

At the present time we have twelve aged ministers or 
their dependents on our list and the yearly disbursement 
amounts to approximately $2,700.00, or $675.00 per quar- 
ter. We have on hand exactly $133.74 with which to 
meet our March 1st obligation to these needy people. 

It is very imperative that an early response be made 
if we are to avoid disappointment and suffering. 

True, we have for some time past, experienced what we 



call depression, and no doubt some of us will feel th; 
cannot measure up to our desire to give to this ^v 
cause, but we must not fail those who labored fc 
church years ago and who are not depending upon i 

Brother J. L. Kimmel served for a period of eig 
years as treasurer of this board and in a large mt 
was responsible for its present solid basis. It is no 
opportunity as a reorganized board along with youi) 
to build a structure upon this foundation. 

New Paris, Indiana. 



The Ohio Pastors' Convention 

By Charles A. Bame, D.D. 

Each year for a number of years there has gathe) 
Columbus, the Capital of our state, what is calle 
Pastor's Convention. To most of them it has bee 
privilege to be a delegate. I say "privilege" advi 
for I deem it so. 

In the first place, it is a good, mid-winter vacation 
onerous duties. I believe that many a preacher woi| 
much better work if he had the opportunity just t 
away from his usual every-day circle of duties am 
around with most any kind of different compan 
course, provided it was not really bad, nor too di; 
The faithful pastor has a sort of humdrum, run-a: 
of duties that are a large component of his task, t 
pastors' fellowship and company and the different 
gram and different meals and what not, will help h 
get away from himself and to keep him from distra 
It is fine for a vacation. 

The second good that comes from such a conve 
is that of fellowship with kindred spirits who havt 
dred problems and duties. Hov/ever much preachers 
differ, they all have problems and they are much the ; 
no matter what the creed or lack of creed. It is n 
easy task to have people to live up to their professi 
creed, no matter how much or how little there is i 
nor how much or how little their methods agree 
course, preachers do not all agree in beliefs nor in i 
ods, but almost any preacher can profit from the 
rience of others, even though they differ. 

Anyway, I hope the time may never come when we 
have such small preachers that they are afraid to hea 
opinions of others who even radically disagree. I 
Lord was ever harsh, it was to the bigots of his day 
thought they had a patent-right on religion and thai 
spoke only to them and through them. He is the 
yesterday, today and forever. I do not always eat all 
my wife prepares for me at the meal, nor should 1 1 
myself worthy of a minister's ordination if I ate all < 
is dished up for me in many a sermon, to which I 
listen when once I have gone to a church service, 
wheat and tares are seldom unmixed in any messag 
any of us. In other words, we seldom hear a sermon 
any one if it has anything of unique thought in i 
every sentence of which we can say, "amen." Chrif 
ity is not like that, any^vay. It never was; it nevei 
be. Pardon me for this tangent, but I want to saj 
mediately, that this is not meant as an apology foi 
message I heard. I do not want to say that half o 
message of Joseph Fort Newton on the "Sacramei 
Preaching" was the finest thing I ever heard on the 
ject; the last half was more like tares to me. Bu 
subjects and discussions on the whole were very stin 
ing and helpful. 

More than that, I enjoyed immensely the new acq 
tances I made and the renewal of old ones, among v 
was meeting for the first time for nearly thirty yeJ 



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'e county examiner whose name is on several of my old 
flier's certificates of that ancient period, who became 
leacher in the M. E. church about the time I became 
iiethren preacher and also, the meeting^ of some nev,' 
uch of tiie Brethren preachers for the first time and 
intimate fellowship and conference with them on mu- 
1 problems and perplexities relating to future closer 
on in the prosecution of the Master's work as inter- 
ted by both of us. 

liird, this convention gives preachers a chance to hear 
country's religious leaders. To have the chance we 
this year to hear the young man, youngest ever to 
elected to the Methodist Bishopric, big enough to re- 
1 when he thought there was a larger field for him m 
ch to serve as a pastor, take us around the world ; 
liop Blake of Indiana; Dan Poling, and many others is 
hiiig to be "sneezed at." I do not have too much sym- 
hy for anyone who will sneer or scoff" at a program 
!i such world-leaders as these and others whose names 
) not recall. Great minds resolving the great profj- 
[s of the world into their elements from first-hand 
Iwledge; great leaders whose daily contacts amount to 
•e than some of ours in months or years, can enlighten 
iven though our methods of solving them do not agre^ ; 
ides first-hand knowledge of their thought and ideas 
etter than it ever is on paper which sometimes is dif- 
sntly interpreted than the intention of the speaker or 
lor. There are more ways than one in which "type 
3 not stretch or yield." 

'ourth, this convention makes possible the Peace Dec- 
ation Contest. It has been my privilege several times, 
•epresent Ashland College as a judge in this contest. 
s year, twelve hundred (1200) young people of high 
jolage Ifearned a choice declamation on the subject of 
ee. By repeated contests, they are eliminated until 
six come to the final meeting at this Convention. 
nk of the good those 1200 young people have done for 
snts, neighbors, friends who listened to them first in 
churches, then in their towns, then in their districts, 
finally in the Pastor's Convention. I tell you that I 
ik a church that has had a record like ours, should 
1 its pastors to one of these conventions so that they 
fht be "fired" and become the first promoters of this 
, worthy program foi' the promotion of peace. Rather 
liliating that in all the contests I have judged, there 
never been one Brethren to win in the state contest,. 
Brethren, what's the matter with our peace profes- 
i? Come on, let's go after that for a Brethren! 
he final good thing in this convention has become to 
s the fraternal fellowship between the pastors of the 
ded conferences of Brethren peoples. Really, who 
d tell at this convention, "which from t'other?" We 
meals together twice and discussed our agreements 
'6 than our differences — for really, there is no more 
jrence between the pastors of the conferences than 
•e is between the pastors in each one. In other words, 
are not more separated by our conferences than we 
in them. I hope, by another year, there may be many 
e of both peoples in our State Pastor's Convention 
; we shall be able to secure the values and inspiration 
led for our tasks. 



ABSENT HERE: AT HOME THERE 

bsent from the body, at home with- the Lord. Just 
i ange of residence from the tabernacle which suggests 

Igrimage, to the house which suggests settlement; 
I n the body, .which is after all but the probationary 

wlhouse of the spirit, to union with the Lord, which 

le realization of all that for which we are now in pro- 
I of training.— G. Campbell Morgan. 



1931 Will Determine Victory of 1932 

By Charles R. Jones, Chairman American Business Men's 
Prohibition Foundation 

The "wets" can win in 1932, elect a President opposed 
to the Eighteenth Amendment and a Congress pledged to 
modification, if not repeal, only if the "dry" voters of the 
United States stay away from the polls or fail to ma'.e 
their dominant influence felt in favor of the Amendment 
between now and the next Federal election, declared 
Charles R. Jones, Chairman of the American Business 
Men's Prohibition Foundation in an intei'view, this week, 
at the Foundation Headquarters. 

A "wet" victory in 1932 would be a tragedy of the high- 
est degree for all the elements of law and order, civic 
progress and moral and industrial advancement througli 
all America, and yet there is sufi:icient possibility that 
this might happen, to rouse the sleeping ardor and dy- 
namic thought of every intelligent man and woman who 
realizes the importance of preserving in our Constitution 
the great protective Amendment. 

The one necessary thing for those who are loyal to the 
Eighteenth Amendment is to clearly face the danger, 
which can be no longer hidden from the entire country. 
Anti-prohibition propaganda, political influence spreading 
out from our dripping "wet" centers, backed by ample 
money supplied from the surpluses of millionaires wbo 
expect either to make more money through the traffic it 
legalized or to shift the large part of their tax burdens 
upon the trafi'ic's victims if Prohibition should be repealed 
— these are the serious factors in a situation which chal- 
lenges the whole future of the Great Reform. 

Liquor's greatest drive in history began November 5. 
the day after the 1930 election ! What happened on No- 
vember 4 was a startling spur to the forces of nullifica- 
tion, lawlessness, and Prohibition repeal, to inaugurate 
their most defiant campaign that began in earnest the 
next day, with one object — the election of a "wet" Pres- 
ident and an anti-Prohibition Congress in 1932! 

So far, liquor's advancing "come back" has been more 
spectacular than real. Under cover of industrial depres- 
sion and unrest, world-wide in extent, the "wets" put 
across a vigorous campaign backed by hundreds of thou- 
sands of dollars contributed from the millionaire coff'ers 
of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment. 
The next two years will be the acid test of destiny for' 
National Prohibition. It will be an everlasting disgrace 
for the patiiots of America who enacted the Eighteenth 
Amendment to weakly submit to such vicious and des- 
perate onslaught. The Prohibition defeats of November, 
1930, have been caused by an unchecked flood of liquor 
lies and misrepresentation in the daily press, that went 
largely unchallenged. 

Prohibition can be saved. But nothing less than ear- 
nest effort, united action and eternal vigilance will do it. 
We must and can re-educate the millions through this 
same daily press through which the "wets" have had their 
way without limit, up to now. Full-page advertisements, 
telling the truth about Prohibition, quietly, clearly and 
convincingly, will do it. . . By means of this plan it is 
hoped that fifty million daily press readers, most of them 
now mis-informed or lacking the truth, will receive a lib- 
eral education in the benefits and vital importance of 
Prohibition to the whole future of America. 

We cannot shilly-shally in an hour like this. A sleep- 
ing "dry" is no match for an alert and fighting "wet." 
The one sure demand of the instant is to go forward with 
the strongest, most effective educational program that can 
be carried out among the rank and file of American ear- 



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nest, well-meaning, good citizens. No one can surely say 
the saloon will not come back with all its train of vice and 
terror if we fail to do our part. 

We wish we could spread out, on the library table of 
every Prohibition friend in America, the avalanche of edi- 
torials boasting and gleeful over the anti-Prohibition vic- 
tories, of endless columns of manufactured "special news 
stories of wet "gains," of cartoons holding up to contempt 
and ridicule every slant of Prohibition effort or activity 
which have appeared in almost continuous succession m 
the radically "wet" daily newspapers of the entire coun- 
try since the election. Never before has there been such 
an astonishing outburst of insolent assurance, and of un- 
qualified prediction that "Prohibition Is Now Doomed," 
"The Eighteenth Amendment Will Surely Be repealed, ' 
"The Volstead Act Will Be Wiped Out By 1933," "Beer 
and Liglit Wines Now Certain To Come Back !" 

For instance, recently, Mr. L. J. Taber, the distin- 
guished Master of the National Grange, in his annual ad- 
dress before the National Convention of that great farm 
organization, made a stirring plea on behalf of Prohibi- 
tion, and declared that the million members of his gre.it 
movement would support it more staunchly than ever, in 
the face of current attacks. A complete copy of this ad- 
dress is before us, but the leading and most widely circu- 
lated "wet" daily newspaper of the West, setting the pace 
for its lesser colleagues, reports the address but sup- 
pi'esses even the slightest mention of the Master's thc- 
ough-going discussion and declaration upon Prohibition. 
This is a fair sample of the way the "wets" propose to 
stifle fair discussion. 

"Close-up" investigation by the Foundation's Researcn 
Department shows that the anti-Prohibition leaders made 
use of the recent Prohibition referendums of the Liter- 
ary Digest, the American Bar Association, and the Na- 
tional Economic League, to intensify "wet" sentiment, 
though the facts contradicted the claims of press repor's 
in important particulars. 

The sensationally heralded decision of District Federal 
Judge Clark, declaring the Eighteenth Amendment in- 
valid, is now acknowledged to have been, so far as its 
"publicity" was concerned, a prearranged "wet trick" for 
within twenty-four hours the most rampant liquor apolo- 
gists in the daily press agreed that there was not "one 
chance in a million" of its being accepted or confirmed by 
the United States Supreme Bench. But it was a vivid 
illustration of the way in which the liquor forces of the 
country are, as they have been during the past ten years, 
dominating the dally press with tiieir point of view. 

This situation must be changed immediately and can 
be by an equally strong and constructive presentation of 
the truth about Prohibition, its results and potential val- 
ues, direct to the masses, through the news and advertis- 
ing columns of the press, which, for the most part, has 
carried but one side to its readers. 

The Editor would add: That is all very fine, nothing 
would do more to make Prohibition vigorously and active- 
ly supported by the masses than the agency of the news- 
papers, if it can be brought to its support. But it will 
take an immense amount of money to compete for space 
with the highly financed liquor interests. Success to the 
effort. But let chui-ch members realize that the religious 
press, the pulpit and Sunday school teacher, and every 
other agency possible must be brought into action to bring 
about the much needed re-education of the people con- 
cerning the importance of Prohibition. 



The victon of death over Jesus was not to endure; but 
his enemies did not know it. 



EVANGELIST 




FEBRUARY 7, 19! 


STUDIES IN 

By C. F. 


THE 

Yoder, 


SCRIPTURE 

B.D., Ph.D. 





Is it true that the ten commandments will be kepi, 
the new ages and the rest will not? 

No. It is not true because : 

1. The Bible nowhere says so. 

2. The coming age is that of the "regeneration" [( 
19:28) of both Jews and Gentiles. (Acts 15:7; 1 j 
12:13). All alike shall have the law written in tii 
hearts (Heb. 8:10; Rom. 7:6). 

3. The prophets, speaking of the coming dispensa' ti 
mention the temple and priests, sabbaths, new moon,- 
other feasts (Zech. 14:19, 20) Isa. 66:21-23). Art,( 
to have all these? Is the world to go back to the leei 
of the law ? or will the Jews enter the new covenant k 
form part of the one people of God? (Romans 11 :25-3 

3. The truth is that the prophetic language takes « 
familiar terms of the law to picture the time when it ' 
be fulfilled in Spirit under the new covenant made ii 
blood of Christ. Let us take an example: Psalm 13: 
18, "If thy children (of David) keep my covenant :,, 
shall sit on my throne forever, because Jehovah Iti 
chosen Zion. He hath desired it as his habitation, is 
is my rest forever. Here I will dwell, for I have des^ 
it. I will bless it. I will satisfy its poor with bref 1 
will also bless its priests with health and the saints t ili 
shout for joy. There I will make the horn of David 1 3f 
renewed. "In Jesus, the only son of David to kep the v- 
enant, is fulfilled the prophecy (Acts 2:30, 31). Zio is 
the new Jerusalem (Gal. 4:26). The rest is the resin 
the Holy Spirit (Isa. 28:11; Acts 2:1-4). The poor ar^ 
repentant sinners, satisfied with the bread of Ci 
(John 6:35-57). The priests are believers (1 Pet. :>) 
and the voices of jubilee are their sacrifices of pi " 
(Heb. 13:13-16). Tlie hom of David is the sceptt 
Christ (Acts 4:26, 27). It is true that Israel will re.ii 
to her land in unbelief, but when she looks upon m 
whom she has pierced she will repent and believe, 'e 
same as do the Gentiles (Rom. 10:12-13; 11:25-27). 

Is it true that Paul establishes the ten commandm '^ 
in Rom. 3:21 and disestablishes the rest in Eph. 2:15 

No. It is not true. 

Paul establishes the law, but all the law, as our scl )1- 
master to bring us to Christ (Gal. 3:19-25), but whe: 
come to Christ we then have the law of Christ (1 
9:21; Gal. 6:2), which represents the spirit, (not tht 
ter) of the old covenant (2 Cor. 2:6; Rom. 7:6). Tht 
of "commandments in ordinances" refers to the ei -„ 
law, and includes the rites of the second and fourth;<fli 
mandments as well as the rest. Paul did not establish S 
law. That was done before "by the hand of a mediat ,' 
and that mediator was not Paul nor Christ, but M ps 
(John 1:17). Jesus cites the ten commandments "^ 
places his own word as superior (Matt. 5:21-32). It i 
word which shall judge us in the last day (John 12: '■ 
Tlie mediator of the two covenants is not one (Gal. 3: )■ 
Tlie old covenant was a "minister of death" (2 Cor. •3- 
7) but the new is "the law of the spirt of life" (Rom. i ')• 

Is it true that the spirit does not contradict the 1< w 
of the law and therefore we should observe both? 

No. It is not true. The study of a few examples ill 
show the relation of the two. 

1. Sometimes to guard the spirit it is necessar to 
violate the letter. For example, the letter says of hf 



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.bbath, "In it thou shalt not do ANY work" (Ex. 20:10), 
it Jesus interpreting the spirit says that it is lawful to 
) works of mercy (Mk. 3:4, 5), of worship (Matt. 12:5) 
id of necessity (Mk. 2:23-28). 

2. Sometimes to keep the letter it would be necessary 
violate the spirit. For example, the woman taken m 

lultery, according to the letter of the law should have 
sen stoned (Deut. 22:22), but Jesus, following the spirit, 
id, "Neither do I condemn thee. Go and sin no more" 
fn. 8:4, 5). 

3. Sometimes the spirit requires more than the letter. 
5r eaxmple, the fruit of the Spirit is "love, joy, peace, 
ng suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, tem- 
!rance" (Gal. 5:22), yet not one of these important 
iristian virtues are mentioned in the ten commandments. 

4. Sometimes the letter requires more than the spiri* 
jr example, the letter required the full tithe and the 
ferings and all the sacrifices (Mai. 3:8-10), but the 
lirit says that if there first be a willing mind it is ac- 
pted according as a man hath and not according as he 
-th not (2 Cor. 8:12). 

5. In all cases the spirit is superior to the letter and 
quires not only a spiritual interpretation of the law, but 
30 a new way to fulfill it. Under the old covenant the 
ople said "All that Jehovah hath said WE will do" (Ex. 
:8), but the new says "It is GOD that worketh in you 
th to will and to do his good pleasure" (Phil. 2:13). 
le seventh day sabbath was the sign of the old covenant 
der which man failed, but the Lord's day is the sign of 
i new covenant which gives victory. 

In conclusion we may note that the spirit of the se^'- 
h day sabbath is fully preserved in the Lord's day. It 
o in a real and true sense is a seventh day rest, for it 

day of rest after six days' toil, and not one in ten as 
ipted by the atheists of the French revolution or one 
six as that of the Soviets. It is a day of joyful wor- 
p. It recreates body, soul and spirit. It is rest in God 
was manifested in Christ Jesus in whose name we 

or the day. 

iiA.lthough the name Sunday is no more a sign of sun 
Rjrship than Saturday is a sign of the worship of Sat- 
iiji, yet it would be better for Christians to use the name 
J'RD'S DAY exclusively. They can bring it into uni- 
?pal use if they will. In these days of apostasy when 
)pnism is invading all science and philosophy and re- 
ijon, true Christians should testify to their loyalty to 
■1 Lord Jesus Christ in every possible way. 
The Lord's day has the support of prophecy, the ex- 
irole of Jesus and the apostles, the testimony of history 
i| the blessing of God upon it. Let it never be destroyed 
jjthe substitution of the old covenant sabbath, or the 
iihts 'day of Romanism, or the Godless rest days of 
immunism, or the worldliness of superficial Christians. 
L.| it be in truth as in name, "the Lord's day" and let it 
3'lspent in his service. "This is the day that the Lord 
m made," and he made it for man. He made it for our 
?<!d. Blessed be his day of rest, and blessed be his glor- 
name forever. 

(The End) 



Let me but do my work from day to day. 

In field or forest, at desk or loom. 

In roaring market-place, or tranquil room ; 

Let me but find it in my hoart to say, 

When vagrant wishes beckon me astray, 

"This is my work, by blessing, not my doom ; 

Of all who live, I am the one by whom 

This work can best be done in the right way." 

— Henry Van Dyke. 



Zhc jfamil^ Hltar 

By T. C. Lyon 

Daily Readings and Suggestions 

(Keep with your Bible) 

MONDAY 

Mark 15:15-20. How it should humble us to realize 
what our redemption cost in suffering and shame to 
our Savior! But we turn from such meditation to re- 
mark that in this passage the difference is very clear 
between the so-called "gods" of the ancients and the 
blessed Son of God. Many are the legends of gods who 
were not at first recognized by men, and were subjected 
to indignities; in early every case the offenders were 
punished with some dreadful penalty. But it was not 
so with our Savior! That he might redeem us all from 
destruction he bore the cross and endured the shame 
as a "Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." 

TUESDAY 

Mark 15:21-25. How the names of those who served 
our Lord have been preserved for us! And shall we 
think that they who serve him today will be forgotten 
by a loving God? The wine and myrrh they offered 
Jesus was thought by some to be in the nature of an 
anaesthetic, to soothe the pain of the sufferer. We be- 
lieve this is unlikely; no one seemed to have a desire 
to spare him any suffering at this time. But in any 
event, we know that he was crucified there for us, and 
that he bare our sins in his own body, on the tree. 
"How could I help but love him, when he loved me so?" 

WEDNESDAY 

Mark 15:26-32. The superstitious Pilate was more 
than half convinced that the man Jesus was supernat- 
ural, and refused to yield to the Jews' objection and 
change his accusation to: "He said I am King of the 
Jews." The taunting chief priests forgot that Jesus 
could not be the Christ, the King of Israel, and save 
himself. The promised Christ was not to save himself, 
but to save others. As we read of his vrfllingness to 
suffer in service for others, hear his words: "As thou 
hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent 
them into the world." 

THURSDAY 

Mark 15:33-38. This period of three hours' darkness 
at mid-day has been thought of as symbolizing many 
things: a manifestation of God's displeasure with men 
for their avsrful deed, the unwillingness of God to be- 
hold the sufferings of his Son, etc. A point very often 
missed here is that even as Jesus cried out in his agony, 
God had for the time forsaken him. We must remem- 
ber that all the sin of the world centered there in Jesus, 
and that darkness has no fellowship with light, or God 
with sin. He was accursed for our sakes, and only after 
the great sin offering had been consummated could that 
fellowship be resumed which had been unbroken be- 
tween him and the Father from the foundation of the 
world. 

FRIDAY 

Mark 15:39-47. The testimony of the Centurion, an 
unprejudiced eye-witness, speaks eloquently of the deity 
of our Lord. Also, the part of women in ministering 
to the Lord, both then and now, can scarcely be over- 
estimated. At this time they were still close to Jesus, 
although the men had all forsaken him and fled. It is 
inspiring, however, to read of Joseph's boldness and 
devotion. 

SATURDAY 

Mark 16:1-8. Coming to minister to the body of him 
they had loved and followed, how their sorrow was 
turned to joy by the resurrection of the Lord! It is 
the resurrection that turns the sorrows of all lives to 
joy and makes life worth living today, for if our hopes 
lay in this life alone, we woul(J indeed be of all men 
most miserable! 

SUNDAY 

Mark 16:9-11. Our Scripture lesson for today is 
short; Luke 7:36-50 may also be read. Mary Magda- 
lene had been greatly blessed by her contact with the 
Savior, and as a result her obedience was instant and 
complete. May we realize more fully how much we 
have received from our blessed Savior, that we, too, 
may render complete and loving obedience to his com- 
mands, whether our message is believed or not. 



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FEBRUARY 7, 1931 



W. I. DUKER. 

President 
Goshen, Indiana 

E. L. MILLER 

Vice-President 

IMaurertown. Virginia 



SUNDAY SCHoo, 

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M. A. STUCKEY. editor. 
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N. V. LEATHERMAN. 

General Secretary 
South Bend. Indiana 

M. P. PUTERBAUGH, 

Treasurer 
2210 Maple Ave.. 
Evanston, Illinois 



"And Still It Grows" 

By Rev. CUfford G. Twombly, D.D. 



(Editor's Note: This is a partial report of 
the able address delivered at the Annual 
Banquet of the International Reform Feder- 
ation on December 12 by Dr. Twombly. It 
is a graphic description of modern movies 
as a moral menace with a challenge to 
Christian ministers and the church to do 
something about it. Dr. Twombly is rector 
of St. James' Episcopal Church, Lancaster, 
Pa.) 

Something serious is the matter with the 
movies. At an Inter-Church Conference of 
Young People held recently in Pennsylvania, 
over three-quarters of the delegates present 
at a moving picture forum expressed their 
opinion that more than 50 per cent of the 
pictures today were distinctly harmful in 
their influence. Nine surveys by various 
representative groups of people in Lancas- 
ter, Pa., during the last thii'teen years, have 
yielded the result that from 30 per cent to 
40 per cent (and the last one over 50 per 
cent) of the pictures are corrupting to mor- 
als. But surely most people will agree that 
if only one in three of the pictures is bad, 
there is something seiious the matter with 
the films. Some people may lightly think 
that if there is only one bad picture in 
every three that are shown, it does not mat- 
ter so much or do much harm! Yet if any 
of you had an entertainment in your house 
for the children and young people of your 
neighborhood, and two numbers in that en- 
tertainment were good, but the third num- 
ber was salacious and immoral, introducing 
for example some more than half-naked girl 
who perfonned a muscle-dance intended to 
arouse the passions of those who looked on, 
or represented the ways of some prostitute 
mistress as attractive and desirable, would 
not that number on the programme prac- 
tically vitiate the whole show, and would 
not that number be the feature that would 
be especially impressed upon the minds of 
those young people and be remembered bv 
them? 

That is what is happening everywhere to- 
day in the movies! You cannot go to the 
moving picture theatres today with any as- 
surance that you or your children will not 
see something suggestive or salacious or 
obscene before the show is over, either in 
the feature picture or in the accompanying 
comedies, or in the "trailers" as they are 
called (which are parts of films exhibited in 
advance to advertise what is coming), whose 
predominating appeal is almost invariably 
to the sensual. Yet this is the one com- 
mercialized amusement to which practically 
all the children of the country are allowed 
to go without "let or hindrance" or discrim- 
ination. For how many parents take the 
trouble to see beforehand what their chil- 
dren are going to see? Do not their boys 
and girls go customarily with their friends 
to any show that happens to come along in 
any particular week? Parents of America 
seem to be strangely oblivious to this dan- 
ger, or else to be standing helpless before 
it. It would seem as if Christian parents 



would welcome and support any reasonable 
means and effort to remedy such a situa- 
tion. 

The frequent outbursts of coarse, raucous, 
and sensual laughter which so often occur 
in the moving picture theatres when the 
crowd is there at night, and which some- 
times affect the whole atmosphere of the 
place and make it repellent and off'ensive, 
ought also to cause parents to realize how 
Serious a thing is the matter with the mov- 
ies today, — for of course such outbursts 
would not occur if there were not dirty, off- 
color, sensual scenes and conversations and 
situations which cause such ejaculations. 

Does the fact that in two months' time 
within the past year 150 American films 
which have been shown everywhere in 
America, have been debarded in toto from 
Canada and Australia (cp. Baltimore Cath- 
olic Review, January 10, 1930) mean that 
American parents are becoming less sensi- 
tive to what is unclean and debasing than 
their English-speaking relatives, and that 
they are growing content vsdth lower stan- 
dards of life for their children ? Does it 
mean that America, instead of becoming 
the savior of the world, is becoming the 
debaucher and corrupter of the world? Re- 
peated warnings against American films are 
being heard today from all quarters of the 
globe, from China and Japan and India and 
Italy and Germany and France and South 
America. 'Even Turkey is about to forbid, 
or has already forbidden, children under 
fifteen years of age to attend the movies, in 
order "to protect Young Turks from the 
demoralizing effects of American-made 
films!" Even Turkey! "The 'infidel' nation 
is aroused to protect its children against 
the Christian nation!" And now Sir Hes- 
keth Bell, former Governor of Uganda and 
northern Nigeria in Africa, warns his Brit- 
ish countrymen against "the devastation" 
being wrought in the Dark Continent by 
American moving pictures! Mr. Will Hays, 
in a recent speech in Bei-lin, Germany, em- 
phasized the interdependence of the nations, 
and said that "world-wide distribution of 
films could fill an important role in making 
the people of the various lands acquainted 
with one another." Sir Hesketh Bell says 
that "Nothing has done more to destroy the 
prestige of the white man among the col- 
ored races than these deplorable pictures!" 

The pictures which were shown among us 
from January to June, 1930, bear their tell- 
ing testimony to fully justify the accusation. 
I am not talking of the good pictures 
which we all delight to see, but of those 
pictures which constitute sometimes 30 per 
cent and sometimes 40 or at times even 50 
per cent of the whole number, which are 
undermining the basic corner-stone of true 
American life and strength, and are tending 
to destroy the sanctity of marriage, and to 
make light of personal purity, and to lower 
American ideals and morals, — which are 
subtly and insidiously and intentionally sen- 
sual, — together with their advertisements 
and billboards. 



Here are some out of a list of thirty-fi 
such evil "feature" pictures and their i 
vertisements which have been shown 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and all over t 
country, during the six months from Jar 
ai-y to June, 1930, and many of them two 
three months after Mr. Hays' third "ne 
code of morals was put forth. 

Some people object to the brief descr 
tion of such films in print as serving oi 
to advertise them all the more. K su 
pictures were the exception, and not co 
monly seen by 50,000,000 to 75,000,C 
young people under 24 years of age in eve 
week, there might be some force in si 
an objection, — but under the circumstanc 
there seems to me to be no force whate' 
in it because they see them in any eve 
On the other hand, there is no other way 
which I know to bring home to the ci 
sciences of Christian people the terri 
menace of the movies except by puttii 
some of the bare facts before them. H 
then are some leaves from a parson's no 
book on some recent movies. (Note: I do ;- 
ask you to agree with my judgment in .■ 
of these valuations, but I do not see h; 
you can possibly help agreeing with it 
the main.) i 

"The Lady Lies" 

Advertisement: "Get the low-down | 
Love-Nests in the most daring talkie ej 
produced. Risque ? Yes ! Daring ? Yes! ( 
ultramodern sex story of a dashing brum i 
who laughs at conventions to Live her life s 
she chooses. Rated as one of the 10 gr( • 
est Hits of the year." 

Comment: This picture makes the kf - 
ing of a beautiful mistress as attractive s 
possible, and casts all manner of ridii e 
and scorn on "Puritanism," misrepresei i 
by a narrow and prudish uncle and a i 
and makes morality (so misrepresented,* 
unattractive as possible. . . . All the s ■ 
pathy of the audience from begihning o 
end is made to be with the men who e 
leading double lives, so that the audii e 
applauds the wrongdoers continually. 1 s 
an open temptation to the young to go i 
do likewise, as if there were no harm in ■■ h 
relationships. 

This picture and its reception made 
feel the danger of America's becoming i 
ally decadent — and what can one do to P 
it if the church people do not know, oi tg 
enough to do anything about it? 

"Stolen Kisses" 
Advertisement: "French Showgirls ^ 

for American husbands and American i 

bands out for a grand whoopee time. Ij] 

at The Folies Bergeres!" 

Comment: This picture drags the i3 

sacred relationships and holiest ideal « 



life through the sewer. It is a foul perf 
ance from begir 
It was all a li 
faced indecency. 



ance from beginning to end. 

It was all a libieiinous exhobition of 



I 



The showing of such films is a dami il' 
business — as Mr. Harrison says about B' 
other recent picture, "Your theatre will ™ 
to be fumigated after showing this filr 

"The Love Parade" 

The young and beautiful, but low-mi 
Queen of "Sylvania" likes a hero-coun >^ 
cause of his many manifestly immoK U" 
fairs. 

Comment: The atmosphere create '^^ 
this film, one of pleasure in immorality • 
deplorable and calculated to do untold 1 ' 
It made one feel ashamed of America. ' 
the American Government should allow " 
a film to be shown everywhere and al i* 



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ind so to be regarded as a type of the 
American mind and womanhood. 

"The Bad One" 

Advertisement: "Dames were his weak- 
less, and how weak he was! But when this 
leep sea Romeo loved 'Em they stayed 
oved! He was true to one girl — in every 
own! A salty Don Juan who took to the 
ea, not for money and adventure, but for 
fomen! He didn't have a girl in every port 
he hadn't been in every port!" 
Comment: The very devil is in this pic- 
ire, and it seems incredible that the Chris- 
an Church in America can sit idly by, and 
jllow such sensuality to go on unchallenged 
pd unf ought! 

j And now let us hear Mr. Will Hays again 
i this connection, as he speaks to the Los 
ingeles Chamber of Commerce: 
"I do not have to say that this industry 
ust have toward that sacred thing, the 
ind of a child, — toward that clean virgin 
ing, that unmarked slate, — the same re- 
lonsibility, the same care about the im- 
{•essions made upon it, that the best cler- 
rnian or the most inspired teacher of 
luth would have!" 

Was this sincere when Mr. Hays said it, 

!id if so, would he say the same thing now? 

! From descriptions which I have read of 

ctures shovsm during the summer months, 

it have not myself seen, it is quite evi- 

nt that there has been no improvement 

the films' moral quality! Here, for ex- 

ple, is the brief description of one of 

ire than a dozen others of similar charac- 

f, "The Party Girl": 

(Note: This picture was suppressed by 
police in Chicago as immoral and inde- 

it!) 

And a sample advertisement of another 
jeture declares openly, "It will make you 
1 ish a little. It is frivolous, frisky, French, 
: d funny." It would seem, as somebody 
1 ote me a few weeks ago, "as if our moral 
Mndards must have been lowered, or we 
cild not tolerate such pictures." 



Editor's Select Notes on the 
Sunday School Lesson 

Jesus the Friend of Sinners 

(Lesson for Febniarij 15) 

Scripture Lesson — Luke 7. 
Mnted Test— Luke 7 :36-50. 
devotional Reading — Rom. 5:1-8. 
Jolden Text — Faithful is the saying, and 
vrthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus 
cLle into the world to save sinners. — 1 Tim. 
15. 

' Introductory Note 

I'his incident must not be confounded with 

tn recorded in Mt. 26:6-13; Mk. 14:3-9; 

Jj, 12:2-9. It is recorded by Luke alone. 

1| Pharisee was willing to show Jesus the 

Oward honor of an invitation for selfish 

r'sons, but had had no love for him, as his 

tutment showed. Houses in the East were 

e-y of access, and on occasions when dis- 

tituished rabbis were entertained, outsid- 

were admitted to listen to the conver- 

on. Reclining at the table with the feet 

mded outward, made possible the action 

Ms woman. It was grace in her that 

her to Jesus as her Savior, hence she 

already been forgiven" ere she washed 

feet. In other words, as the latter part 

■. 47 shows, she was riot forgiven because 

loved, but she loved because she was 



forgiven. It is solemnly suggestive that 
she was the only one in that company to 
whom such an announcement of forgiveness 
was made. They all heard it, including the 
host, but none seemed to desire it for him- 
self. What desire does salvation awaken in 
the human heart? 1 Jn. 4:19.— Dr. James 
M. Gray's Christian Workers' Commentary. 

Insincere Hospitality 

Strange as it may seem, there is hypoc- 
risy even in so fine a thing as hospitality. 
Not all hospitality is sincere, as our lesson 
today reveals. "Some of it is extended 
through necessity, some for the vainglory 
the entertainment of renowned or popular 
persons gives, and others practice it for bus- 
iness and society necessities, and a part of 
it results from noble friendship and obedi- 
ence to the Bible injunctions to use and be 
given to hospitality. How Jesus could bring 
himself to accept Simon's hospitality, which 
apparently was extended vpith such low mo- 
tives is almost beyond comprehension." — 
Truly it is hard to comprehend from a hu- 
man standpoint. It was not the way that 
human nature would naturally react. But 
Jesus did not yield to human tendencies — 
he never did; he invariably brought the hu- 
man into subjection to the divine, and thus 
proved himself the ideal man, as well as the 
Savior of men. 

Character Sketch of this Woman 

No one doubts that she was openly bad, 
an outcast, a disreputable sinner, who had 
been ruining body and soul. Jesus made no 
-denial of her sin. But she had a large and 
trustful heart, which may have been the oc- 
casion of her fall. She was penitent. She 
was anxious to be better. She .was fighting 



a battle that the Pharisee had not entered, 
and gaining a victory he never dreamed of. 
Her heart was open to divine influences. 
There were in her the possibilities of a life 
of angel purity and goodness, and she was 
taking the way to realize them. 

She wished to escape from her bad life. 
Every door of hope was shut against her 
and barred. She had heard of Jesus' "woes" 
against sin; she knew she was living in the 
city of destruction; she had heard also of 
the invitation to every one that was weary 
and heavy laden. She knew how he had 
forgiven the paralytic. These were known 
everywhere. She saw the gate of heaven 
open. The angel of hope was beckoning, 
and she went to Jesus, as the starving has- 
ten to a well-spread table, or the shivering 
seek the fire. — Illustrated Quarterly. 

Sin a Heavy Burden 

That which could drag down from his 
throne in heaven God's only-begotten Son to 
die on the cross for our sins, is more than 
the results of ignorance or a mere accident. 
And that which brings all the weariness, 
sorrow, and death into the world is more 
than the mere weakness of humanity. That 
it causes brave men to cry out in anguish, 
and drags wise men down from the heights 
of wisdom, and besmirches the purest that 
earth knows, and separates all from God, 
indicates something of its fearfulness. — Ot- 
terbein. 

God Saves the Worst 

One of the glories of Christ's redemptive 
work and an evidence of its completeness is 
that it is efficacious for all sin, and that 
"whosoever will" may be saved both from 

(Continued on page 16) 



E. M. RIDDLE. 

President 
Warsaw, Indiana 

F. C. VANATOR, 

Associate 
Peru, Indiana 



■^•^ 



.^■^^'"^ "''^°'' '^ ^. 




C. D. WHITMER. 217 E. Dubail Ave.. South Bend, Ind. 



GLADYS M. SPICt, 

General Secretary 

and 

Treasurer 

2301 I3th St., N. E.. 
Canton, Ohio 



Canton's Society Alive and Active 



Canton, Ohio, Jan. 10, 1931. 
Rev. C. D. Whitmer, 
217 E. Bubail Ave., 
South Bend, Indiana. 

Dear Sir: It has not been such a long 
time since a report has been sent in from 
the Intermediate Christian Endeavorers of 
the Canton First Brethren church, but as 
we made a goal in September to hand in 
two letters to the Evangelist during the 
next six months, we take pride in sending 
you the first report. 

Several sessions of the State Conference 
held at Ellet and attended by fifteen of our 
Christian Endeavorers proved very benefi- 
cial. 

Twelve girls of our Christian Endeavor 
Society and three boys attended the confer- 
ence at Winona Lake last summer. Almost 
. every one of these wrote a short report for 
the September issue of the C. E. Lighthouse, 
our monthly paper, which has met with 
great enthusiasm. 

In September we held a farewell party 
for Mr. and Mrs. Link, our advisors, who 
moved to Pennsylvania, and presented them 
with a picture. They have been faithful 
workers in Canton for the past five years. 

On October 5th, Miss Lucille Guiley re- 
turned for the week-end from Moody Insti- 



tute, where she has been preparing for a 
life of service. She is our former president 
and aroused much enthusiasm when she told 
of her experiences out there. 

The Goodwill Union Mission asked our 
Christian Endeavorers to take charge of one 
meeting each month. As we chose the last 
Monday evening of each month, we held our 
first meeting on October 27th. After each 
Sunday morning sei-vice we gather up all 
the extra papers and send them to the mis- 
sion. 

The evening of October 8th was spent in 
rolling approximately one hundred bandages 
for use in South America. A social hour 
was enjoyed after this. 

We have a social once a month, which al- 
ways proves more or less successful and we 
plan to close the year with a social, bandage, 
rolling, and a watch party. We feel that 
this will be the most beneficial social of 
1930. 

On November 9th the Christian Endeavor- 
ers went in a body to the Christian Endeav- 
or and evening services at Louisville as our 
pastor was then holding special Bible studies 
there during the week. 

At Thanksgiving and Christmas we sent 
baskets to the needy families in the commu- 



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nity. They were much appreciated during 
this time of need. 

At each of the three weeks of revivals 
held in November there were at least twelve 
of our C. E. present. 

We have a cabinet meeting once a month. 
Last September officers were elected for a 
period of six months to end in March. Some 
of the goals for the next six months which 
were planned at this meeting are: 

(1) Send two reports to the Evangelist. 

(2) Make bandages for Africa. 

(3) Have an increase of ten or more new 
members. 

(4) Send a box to Kentucky. 

(5) Send baskets to needy families at 
Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

(6) Continue prayer groups every Sunday 
evening. 



(7) Give not less than $3.00 every three 
months to the building fund. 

We are thankful that five of these goals 
have already been reached, and we are now 
working hard for the other two. 

One Sunday night of each month is spent 
in mission study using Dr. C. F. Yoder's 
book, "The Argentine Mission Field." Each 
one of the missionaiy committee takes her 
turn as leader. December 28th, Mrs. Kidder, 
a well known Bible teacher, explained to us 
the effects of "Romanism in South America." 

We are glad to send this report and ask 
that you continue with us in prayer that 
our Christian Endeavor might do great 
things for Christ during 1931 and that we 
might send out enthusiastic and earnest 
Christian workers. 

(MISS) THELMA BECHTEL. 



Fifty Years of Christian Endeavor 

High Points in the Society's Progress 

(This is the second of a series setting for //The World's Christian Endeavor Union 
the high lights of Christian Endeavor dur-/'^ was organized at the convention in July and 



ing its fifty years of history, previously pub- 
lished in The Christian Endeavor World. 
We suggest that Endeavorers clip this brief 
history and paste it in a scrap book for fu- 
ture reference.) 

1888 
Christian Endeavor Day was first obsei-ved 
as "United Society Day" on Febniary 22, 
with an offering for the exension of Chris- 
tian Endeavor that yielded more than $8,000. 
The date was changed later to Febi-uary 2, 
the actual birthday of the society. 
/ Rev. Francis E. Clark embarked on his 

A^'st Christian Endeavor journey to Europe 
April 21. He went to London at the invi- 
tation of the British Sunday School Union 
to tell the Union about Christian Endeavor. 
Unifonn prayer meeting topics (suggested 
by Rev. H. W. Pope of Palmer, Massachu- 
setts, in 1887) were adopted by the United 
Society November 8, the first series being 
published in 1889. 
r The first Christian Endeavor society in 

t--Burma was organized in the historic church 
established by the great missionary. Dr. 
Adoniram Judson, at Maulmain. 

1890 
John Willis Baer was elected general sec- 
retary of the United Society of Christian 
Endeavor February 24; resigned July, 1902. 
1891 
, On September 16 Dr. Clark was author- 
/^zed by the board of trustees to make a trip 
around the world. 

The first Intermediate Society of Chris- 
tian Endeavor was organized in November 
by Rev. A. Z. Conrad, D.D., in the South 
Congregational Church, Worcester, Mass. 
1892 
The eleventh International Convention 
was held in Madison Square Garden, New 
York, N. Y., July 7-10. 
1893 
The twelfth International Convention was 
held in the Drill-Hall and a tent at Mont- 
real, P. Q., July 5-9, the first International 
Convention held outside the Unite<l States. 
1894 
/^Christian Endeavor was introduced into 
'^Germany by Rev. Friedrich Blecher of Ber- 
lin. 

189.5 
The fourteenth International Conventibn 
was held in Mechanics' Building and two 
tents erected on Boston Common, Bostoh, 
Massachusetts, July 10-15. 



incorporated under the laws of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts January 24, 
1902. 



FEBRUARY 7, 1931 



1896 

The fifteenth International and fir 
World's Convention was held in Centr 
HaU, three tents (pitched on the Whi 
House park near the Washington Mom 
ment), and many churches, Washington, 
C, July 8-13. 

On July 14, the day following the do 
of the Washington Convention, the truste 
of the United Society and others went 
Mount Vernon for exercises connected wi 
the planting of an oak near Washingtoi 
old tomb. 'This oak was from an acorn th 
grew on the "peace oak" in the Botanic 
Garden. On April 23, 1921, in connecti 
.with an Alumni gathering, Dr. Clark and 
company of Endeavorers from Washingt 
visited Mount Vernon, and held a ser\^ 
around this Christian Endeavor oak, recc 
nizing it now as one of the Alumni. ' 
1897 

The department of the Quiet Hour « 
established at the convention held in Si 
Francisco. Since that time thousands 
Comrades of the Quiet Hour have been « 
rolled every year. 

The name of The Golden Rule v 
changed to "The Christian Endeavor Wor 
November 4. 




NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



Our Lord's Greatett Apottle 
wat a great torreipondent 




REVIVAL AT ALEPPO, PENNSYLVANIA 

For the two weeks just preceding Christ- 
mas, Brother Grant McDonald of Smithville, 
Ohio, labored faithfully with the pastor here 
in an endeavor to reach some of the unsaved 
of our community. All conditions were as 
favorable at that time as could be expected 
any time during the year and Brother Mc- 
Donald succeeded very nicely in winning the 
favor of the people, thus getting the crowd 
to return night after night. His efforts were 
greatly appreciated and commended by our 
people, his being the type of personality es- 
pecially adapted to our warm hearted, con- 
genial, unconventional folks here. 

McDonald yielded himself unreservedly to 
the Lord and to be sure God wonderfully 
blessed us in lifting the spiritual tide of 
the church onward to a higher level. The 
field here is well gleaned, so scores of con- 
fessions cannot be expected. There were 
three who came and for whom we are es- 
pecially thankful, as so many were con- 
cerned about them and so many are rejoic- 
ing over them. Then I must add that the 
mother of the young lady who came, accom- 
panied her daughter to the communion ser- 
vice on Monday evening, was renewed in 
faith, engaged in the ordinance of feet 
washing and partook of the communion for 
the first time in 21 years. That was a 
blessed sei-vice. 

We sincerely thank the Smithville-Ster- 
ling folk for leading us their pastor. We 
feel .sure they shall prosper spiritually 
under his ministry. May God bless him 
and his wife in the great service for which 
the whole world is so hungering today. 

As I am not a frequent contributor to 
these columns, I want to take this oppor- 
tunity to greet many dear friends who per- 
haps have been uncertain as to my where- 
abouts. I ain remaining here for some time 



if it be the Lord's will. God has richly ■ 
warded all fatihf ul efforts put . forth 1 ' 
and we are steadily climbing to more s' 
and spiritual territory. 

As many know a new church was 
ganzed over a year ago in Cameron, ^ 
Virignia, eight miles from here and wt 
jubilant over its progress and prospects L, 
can't tell you all about it now, but let 
say one of our great problems has beei; 
build a home of our own in Cameron. Pli 
were made but dropped last spring on I 
count of the depression and now God - 
made it possible for us to get building ( 
terial at an almost unbelievably low,Ci 
We can get beautiful blue hard sb. 
enough for the entire building from a tf\ 
ry a short distance away for twenty 
lars. This cuts our building cost nea^ 
half so we are planning to start ver 
with the erection of one of the finest 1^ 
buildings in the brotherhood. If the 
friends elsewhere who would like to 
us some financial aid, I mean those wh«| 
once lived here and love this work, ju 
dress same to myself or to Mr. Geo. 
Cameron, West Virginia. We are 
small congregation there and your 
would be greatly appreciated. 

Pray for us and may God make ric 
Christian experiences in his fellowsh 
service. TOM PRESNI 



LIMESTONE, TENNESSEE 
Since we have now entered upon 
year in the service of the Master, 
that we should take inventory of oUTi) 
year so that we may see just how 
progressing in God's business. 

We are certainly happy to report ' 
under the efficient leadership of Brothif 
D. Early all the various activities 
church have beea steadily on the 



FEBRUARY 7, 1931 



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ing the past year. On the first Satur- 
in January we had our quarterly 
rch business meeting. At this time the 
ual reports of the different Sunday 
3ol, prayer meeting, and Bible class re- 
ts were especially encouraging since 
e was a marked increase in attendance 
r the preceding year at all these ser- 
s, which indicates that more people are 
izing the necessity of assembling them- 
es together at the house of God for 
ship. The Sunday school offerings dur- 
the past year were quite commendable, 
were thapkful for the nice balance left 
he treasury which the church voted to 
ised toward some specific obligations 
:h the church has to meet. 
)r about fifteen months our Sunday 
'fl\ has been receiving birthday offerings 

I Sunday for foreign missions. Every- 
Ss pleased to see the response given to 
^ offerings. Since beginning these of- 
igs $27.60 has been received. Since our 

r offering was sent in last spring 

of this amount has been raised. Last 

this amount was sent to Brother Bau- 

so that it might be put to work upon 

foreign field. Our church believes 

gly in the Second Coming of Christ and 

[vay that the prophecies are being so 

ly fulfilled, it looks as if his coming 

be very near, therefore we want no 

h money lying around idle. To the 

churches this birthday offering may 

imallj but when you consider that we 

small country church, with the 

ership somewhat scattered and road 

eather conditions to encounter all the 

the offering has really been good. 

the past four months we have been 

Christian Endeavor each Sunday 

ig. The society is divided into three 

ments, one for the young people and 

- , one for the intermediates, and one 

8 beginners and primary pupils. The 

'|ian Endeavor society presents oppor- 

ips for development in Christian ser- 

ijespecially in young people, that no 

B activity of the church affords. It is 

D -aging to see the development in a 

n r of the young people in the short 

e hat the Christian Endeavor has been 

Bzed. 

'« laps the most outstanding achieve- 

II )f the past year is the erection of a 
s age. As a church we don't know 
T ) be thankful enough for this one 
l( which had been such a pressing need 

long. The parsonage and all neces- 

tbuildings were sufficiently furnished 

Brother Early and his wife could 

nto their new home the first of Sep- 

Of course we do not claim to have 

lished all this during the past yeai 

J<{t some indebtedness. But we do so 

glorify God for the money that has 

ifaised. I should just like to state 

at at our January business meeting, 

CHrch voted unanimously that it would 

tnwise thing, and a step that would 

■spod for us to take both our Thanks- 

n^offering and our White Gift offering, 

■3 greater part of the balance in the 

school treasury to pay on the in- 

'■ss on the parsonage. Both the 

?iving and the White Gift offerings 

ken with a view to sending them to 

' fspective places, but at this meeting 

ubscriptions were being taken to 

le indebtedness, the decision was 

■ the membership to put these offer- 

our own debt, not that we are dis- 

the interests of the brotherhood, 

to the drought and hard times of 



the past year, we really felt forced to do so. 
The Bible emphatically says that he who 
does not look after the interests of his own 
household has denied the faith and is worse 
than an infidel. Hence sending money to 
other home mission points and allow our 
own home base to suffer? 

During the past year four have been 
added to the church by baptism. In fact 
our immediate field here is pretty well 
gleaned with the exception of some, who, 
it seems, will never be reached unless God 
sees fit to deal with them in a miraculous 
way as he did wdth the Apostle Paul. We 
did not have an evangelistic meeting last 
fall as has been our custom for a number 
of years. Quite a lot of praying was done 
concerning an evangelistic meeting just as 
to what God's will was in the matter and 
since, after considerable correspondence on 
the part of the pastor, no evangelist was 
available, we took it for granted that it was 
not God's plan for last year. If the Lord 
tarries we are hoping and tiiisting that we 
may some time secure the services of 
Brother Paul Miller who seems to be so 
wonderfully used of God to the salvation of 
souls wherever he goes. 

For the past two or three months Broth- 
er Early has been giving a series of dis- 
pensational sermons which have surely been 
both interesting and instructive. We have 
without a doubt, been blessed as a church 
with clear Gospel teaching. In these days 
of "isms" and all kinds of false teachings, 
we cannot appreciate highly enough the 
clear teaching of God's Word. In our Bible 
class we are now taking up the study of the 
book of Daniel which promises to be very 
instructive and helpful. 

Please pray for us that we may ever be 
faithful to him who has purchased our re- 
demption with his own precious blood. 

LELIA ARNOLD. 



LOST CREEK BRETHREN CHURCH 
Lost Creek, Kentucky 

Come to the Lost Creek Brethren church 
some Sunday morning and you will see one 
of the grandest sights of your life. You 
will find an audience which is far too large 
for the seating' capacity of the room. A 
small room adjoining the church is used for 
those who cannot find a seat in the main 
auditorium. Every one seems to be happy, 
even though they are put in a side room. 

During the past three months the atten- 
dance has grown from an average of nine- 
ty each Sunday to two hundred each Sun- 
day. I often wonder where so many peo- 
ple could come from. It seems as though 
they come up out of the ground and down 
out of the sky. The spirit is equal to the 
large attendance. Men and women who 
have never darkened the door of the church 
before are now out working for the church. 
They now speak in terms of "Our church." 
A few weeks ago a call was given for 
some one to furnish cars to haul the people 
to church. At that time the service of a pri- 
vate car and a taxi were offered. The need 
grew larger. Now a truck is helping out. 
Some of these people do not come to church, 
but still they are interested in the work. 

It may be of interest to know that the 
men and women's Bible Class is having a 
contest to see which can get the most new 
members. If the men lose they will have to 
cook a supper for the women. If the wom- 
en lose they will have to cook a supper for 
the men. Things look bad for the men. 
They are trailing along far behind. Last 
Sunday there were twenty-three women and 
seventeen men present. 



Riverside has been a blessing in the past, 
and we are looking forward to a future of 
good things in the church here. 

Yours in the Master's service, 
SEWELL LANDRUM, 
Superintendent of Sunday School. 



DAYTON, OHIO 

Probably it is in order that I should give 
a report as pastor of the church. Miss Ger- 
trude McBride is our corresponding secre- 
tary and will report faithfully as she has 
done before. 

Our work goes nicely. In the beginning 
of the fall program things moved slowly, 
but certainly. The Homecoming and Rally 
Day services, although fine, were not all in 
attendance and interest that they might 
have been. On the former day Dr. Shively 
and Dr. Bell were with us and as former 
pastors were graciously received. We have 
a well attended Communion service. I view 
this service as a dependable Spiritual Ther- 
mometer for a Brethren church. The ser- 
vice was on the evening of November 2nd. 

One of the greatest blessings that has 
ever come to a church under my leadership 
was found in the Miami Valley Brethren 
Bible Institute. This Institute "met at the 
Dayton church November 23-30. The lead- 
ers of the Institute were Prof. M. A. Stuck- 
ey and Dr. C. F. Yoder. The former taught 
from Genesis, and of the great Bible Doc- 
trines. The latter concerning Missions and 
Prophecy. Seldom, if ever, have I heard 
these themes taught so clearly. Our ag- 
gressive program for the fall really dates 
from the Bible Institute. We thanked the 
men in the finest words we knew while they 
were here, we do it again now. A number 
of the Brethren churches of the Miami Val- 
ley cooperated, working through the recent- 
ly appointed Miami Valley Brethren Com- 
mittee. We believe every church cooperat- 
ing will testify to the benefits received. 

With January 1st, Brother Byron Murr 
came into leadership as Superintendent of 
the church school. With an earnest group 
of teachers and officers supporting him I 
anticipate some great gains this year. Broth- 
er Roy Kinsey, the retiring superintendent, 
gave us an excellent year of leadership. 
Through some mighty trying times, caused 
mostly by the general depression he led us 
through a year that registered a gain in 
average attendance. 1930 averaged 525 in 
church school attendance. Our highest at- 
tendance was 1078. This was reached on 
Loyalty Sunday, November 30th. Brother 
Myron Kem was superintendent for the day. 
It was truly a young people's day. They 
promoted it. I believe it is an idea of 
worth to other Brethren church schools. If 
any should care to write me about it, I will 
be glad to refer your correspondence to 
Brother Myron, and he will be glad to offer 
you any helpful suggestions you may care 
for. 

We are now in the midst of our revival 
meeting vrith Brother S. M. Whetstone as 
our leader. Wonderful leadership he is giv- 
ing. Messages and attendance are both fine. 
We shall report this and following events 
later. 

Pray for us. The greater the task, the 
greater the need for prayer power. 

R. D. BARNARD. 



HARRAH, WASHINGTON 

As the writer contemplates the front page 
picture on our 1931 church calendar it is 
with a feeling of justifiable pride. The pic- 
ture is a very good photo-reproduction of 



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FEBRUARY 7, 1931 



the Harrah church — as it stands today, fin- 
ished in every detail, both outside and in. 
This pride is not so much for the appear- 
ance of the church alone as for what it rep- 
resents, founded and built by a faithful few 
of God's children, who, desiring a place to 
worship as their hearts prompted them, 
trusted God to see them through. Below the 
picture is the inscription — "Lighthouse of 
the Reservation." This is what it has proven 
itself to be with our faithful pastor and his 
wife as the light house keepers who have 
seen the ti-ue light of the Gospel enter so 
many new homes in the past year. The 
church membership has increased steadily 
from 54 at the beginning of 1930 to 114 on 
January 1, 1931. Of these new converts 
forty or thereabouts are young people or 
children, who are the future of the church. 

Harrah was spiritually blessed during the 
twenty wonderful days of Brother R. I. 
Humberd's Bible chart lectures which closed 
in December. We all loved him and the ex- 
ample of this noble man, who has given his 
life entirely into his Master's hands to use 
as ho sees best, even though it takes him 
from home and family much of the time, 
certainly .should be an inspiration to any 
Christian to "carry on." 

The courage of Brother Humberd, who 
is con.stantly distributing tracts, aroused a 
like enthusiasm and some 25,000 were pur- 
chased for personal distribution. Also the 
mottoes which now adorn the walls of 
Brethren homes are a mute testimony for 
Christ and the church. The visible results 
of his meeting were forty-four confessions 
and re-consecrations. 

On Sunday, December 21, twenty-three 
were baptized, two of whom were awaiting 
baptism before the revival. There have been 
three confessions since and these are now 
awaiting baptism. 

Before baptismal services Brother Kinzie 
always gives a series of lessons on the 
church fundamentals and all other phases of 
the great step to be taken. He is an able 
pastor, who preaches the Bible, without 
apology or excuses, and his vpife is a tal- 
ented woman, whose training and experi- 
ence in Krypton, Kentucky have fitted her 
to assist her husband in caring for a con- 
stantly growing congregation. 

Last fall our faithful Sunday school su- 
perintendent. Brother Conrad Stover and his 
fine family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, 
but it sems that God takes care of just such 
calamities, as Brother Ernest Stover has 
maintained the same high standard of effi- 
ciency since he took over the superinten- 
dency. Brother Ernest although a young 
man, is a conscientious Christian, who 
stresses promptness and order, two essen- 
tials of success. The attendance seldom falls 
below the 100 mark and is sometimes as 
high as 125. 

The Sunday school is in good standing 
linancially, and contributed $100.00 toward 
the fund used in finishing the exterior of 
the church, a work which was recently com- 
pleted. We have an assistant superinten- 
dent in the basement, Sister Flora Daniels, 
with four primary classes which hold their 
own exercises and do not come upstairs until 
the church hour. 

One of the best things in the Sunday 
school report is that most of the children 
remain for church, thus the church atten- 
dance increases, as the ones who come for 
church only, exceed the ones leaving after 
Sunday school. 

One noteworthy news item, which so far 
has not been reported, was the organization 
of a District W. M. S. during the North- 



west Conference held here in June. The 
following officers were chosen: President, 
Mrs. John Weed; Vice President, Mrs. E. S. 
Flora; Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. F. V. 
Kinzie. 

Our pastor often tells us that the prayer 
meeting is the barometer of the church. The 
attendance here includes a large per cent of 
the members, young people and children 
being well represented and always willing 
to take an active part. Part of this mid- 
week sei-vice is devoted to the study of Rev- 
elation. 

A wonderful service was held in the 
church New Year's eve. Our pastor, who 
anicipated a fair attendance only, had ar- 
ranged four of the church seats in a semi- 
circular style to enable the congregation 
to gather more closely. These were quick- 
ly filled and many of the other seats as well. 
The time was spent in prayer and praise 
interspersed with special music. An inter- 
esting feature was the exchange of paper 
slips, to be read aloud, answering personal 
questions pertaining to the New Year as 
well as the old. At the stroke of twelve 
as the clear tones of the church bell chimed, 
"ringing out the old, ringing in the new," 
God's children were upon their knees pray- 
ing for guidance and strength during the 
coming year. 

Although the time between the closing of 
revival and Christmas was so short, the Sun- 
day school by the grace of God, rendered 
an appropriate program, honoring the birth- 
day of the Savior, on Christmas eve. 

Sisters Stella Stover and Emma Lichty, 
who are the leaders of the "Sisterhood 
Girls" are doing a good work in training 
our girls to become Christian workers. Dur- 
ing the winter months the girls go from 
school, hold their meeting, prepare their 
evening meal in the church basement and 
are ready for the prayer service at 7:30. 

The prayer band which met every night 
in the little prayer room upstairs during the 
revival has continued faithfully since. The 
pastor has carefully divided this into groups 
which will fill out the entire twelve months 
and give each one an opportunity to take 
part. During the month of January the 
young men are meeting with the pastor one 
half hour before services Sunday morning 
and Wednesday evening. 

Since the organization of the church the 
first member to leave his earthly home and 
go to dwell with the Lord has been Brother 
L. D. Williams, who passed away in Seattle, 
January 17, 1930. 

A lady who recently started coming to 
our church to worship said there was more 
harmony in the Harrah Brethren church 
than in any church she had ever attended. 
Praise the Lord, for a church whose mem- 
bers are as one large family, where Satan, 
who is ever lurking, can not get a foothold, 
but finds himself an unwelcome guest at all 
times. 

Though some of the founders of the 
church have moved away and others con- 
template leaving, the memory of their cour- 
age inspires the new members to "put on 
the breastplate of faith and love and for 
an helmet the hope of salvation "that we 
may be ever- looking for "his glorious ap- 
pearing." MRS. IDA A. LYON, 

Evangelist Correspondent. 



Today's disappointment may be a door 
into purer joys and a deeper understand- 
ing tomorrow. 



MILLEDGEVILLE, ILLINOIS 

Dear Editor: 

I was just reading the news columns i 
the Evangelist which reminded me that th 
church has not been reported for some tire 
I will now try to give something of inte 
est. 

Among the events of the past year was : 
evangelistic meeting with Brother C. '■ 
Grisso as evangelist, held March 3-16. tJ 
Brethren were strengthened in the faith f 
these splendid services. Brother GrissOi i 
we all know, is an evangelist of much woii 
in our brotherhood. I was glad to heart 
the meeting just closed at Goshen, India! 
where the Lord was pleased to call a gootif, 
group to the feet of his Son Jesus Chrili 
We rejoice with the Goshen brethren a^ 
Brother Grisso who was the evangelist. 

All of the various special days were v, 
served with their offerings lifted. We ^ 
our bit, if it might not always be said £ 
did our best. Some feel that one BIG O 
with one BIG OFFERING for all the cauj 
might be a relief from so many calls. J 
recognize the difficulties involved. i 

Mother's Day, Father's Day, Childriii 
Day and several other Special days incli 
ing Christmas were observed vrith comn^ 
dable programs furnished largely by le 
young people and children of the church id 
Sunday school. Yes, we still have Surjy 
school and try to make it a real school, /e 
have been having good attendance this st 
year. We are starting out strong in 1 1. 
January, thus far has been above the sie 
month one year ago. 

Woman's Missionary Society and S^:^ 
hood have been attempting to accompli a 
worthy work, perhaps not reaching the { lis 
set, yet striving for mastery. 

The business meeting found all chch 
bills paid with a little money in the t is- 
ury and every auxiliary organization ith 
all bills paid and money on hand. I me 
with a large sum to their credit. 

I must not forget the Christian Ende or. 
We have one and a big one which is i on 
its toes and going fine. We will let em 
■ report through the Endeavor column. i 

We did not close down for the suiner- 
months. There was a time this suiner 
when the Brethren church was the onl one ■ 
in town having services. The paste felt 
that there should be one church open i ru- 
ing and evening for those who wished at- ■ 
tend church. He never was without s ap- 
preciative audience, though at time 'the* 
audience was small. ' 

This winter there was a determine call 
for a Comumnity Sei-vice on Sunday i hts- 
One church open with all congregati s in 
attendance. We have had that fo ten 
weeks and each Sunday night we ha^ hw 
the church full, sometimes overflowin The 
writer has been privileged to preach i 2*^ 
of the churches of the community, i-scli 
minister will have had the same pr kf 
within the next three weeks. That ha; iv^ 
a fellowship privilege that we have ri P' 
viously enjoyed here. Such an arranj uti 
has some things in its favor. We 'ou 
not commend it as a general practic 

We are interested in reports fron >tli' 
fields and hope this vrill be of inte st i 
you. We are striving to glorify oi Lo' 
in all services of the church and in di ? "' 
and its contacts. ' 

May the Lord's rich blessing recopo^ 
his work through our churches. V ; "«( 
your prayers. We are praying for ai ^^ 
ening by the Spirit which will reach ^i" 
the world. Will you join us? 

GEO. E. C? 



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EBRUARY 7, 1931 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



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WAYSIDE OBSERVATIONS 

Gleaned from our Travelogue 

By Ejr. G. C. Carpenter 



] a cozy cottage, "The Maryland," in the 
i£ of Hallandale-by-the-Sea, in sight of 

-wood, only a few miles from Miami, 
\j ing the salt air and many new expe- 
Bi;s along the way! We had planned to 
a- 1 westward in December but the lure 

orida was, too great, and we are here 

aig friends in the midst of some of the 

at attractive spots in "Tropical Amer- 

j.Jand linked by our radio with the rest 

U world. 

: 365,000 Things 

Sjaking of new things, it is stated that 
e 'odern buyer is offered 365,000 things. 
leniphasis today is on things, and we are 
irtd that our world is on the verge of 
nlliptcy. Many are the stories we hear 
I'ses experienced in Florida during the 
stfew years. During the unprecedented 
oijin 1925 multitudes risked their all in 
e Ikd desire for more things, and the end 
ni^yet. Banks are failing even now be- 
UE'they had too much faith in things 
d ^ a result they ventured too far. The 
)cl1 market crash was another bursting 
in scattering things to the four winds. 

' "A Man's Life" 

Wl America learn the lesson ? Will we ? 
re" it is time for our 123,000,000 people 
U|5n to the message of that Holy One 
10 .ng ago said: "A man's life consisteth 
t the things he possesseth." "What 
allt profit a man if he gain the 365,000 
ni and lose his life?" The radio speak- 
w right who said recently: "We have 
ou^jained the world and have about lost 
r .e." And herein lies the secret of 
ce::a's return to normality. 

"It's Nothing To Me" 
fflti passing through a small town in 
orji we stopped near the very old jail 
wl.;h were confined three murderers. A 
irt.had been shot by a mob shortly be- 
e r arrival. We asked our informant, 
'P'idiy the wife of the sheriff: "You 
I't ,ke such tragic occurrences, do you ? " 
f -.oly, as she made a careless gesture 
h ,th hands, was, "It's nothing to me." 
'- \ becoming hard-hearted in our mad 
e (ter things? Are we sacrificing the 

1 ^ ues of Ufe in our rush for the things 
th';2nd of the rain bow? Has the sat- 
ict^a of the selfish desires of carnal 
a icome the ovei-mastering passion in 
n^^s of Americans ? And are we say- 
■ 's nothing to me?" God forbid! 

The Penny Home 

J asis along the way near Jackson- 

• ^ investment of $3,000,000 by J. C. 

■ provide a home for ninety minis- 

1 their wives! There are eighteen 

live apartments in each, well ar- 

with electric range and all modern 

ices. Each apartment is quite sep- 

m the others, virtually a house unto 

There is a beautiful chapel, a me- 

J the donor's mother. All is in thir- 

?ntury Norman architecture. Each 

lit is for two, onlv husbands and 

ing admitted. One condition is that 

St have an annual income of $500 

as all must provide their own food 

""S- Garden spots are furnished. 

nd Post Office are a part of the 

IS mdeed a beautiful place, a home! 

srdenominational. Do you wish to 



apply for admission? There are only 3,000 
now on the waiting list. It does seem that 
the most needy are barred by the income 
requirement, yet 180 people are enjoying 
some 'of the things that Jesus said would 
be added to those who "Seek first the King- 
dom of God." Some of the things accumu- 
lated by J. C. Penny are being used by the 
Lord in adding "these things" unto some of 
his faithful shepherds. 

"Who Are You?" 
A popular wiiter broadcast these lines: 
"Marshall Joffre, dead yesterday, is 79 
years old today. It must be pleasant to 
spend your 79th birthday in Heaven know- 
ing that your troubles ai-e ended forever. 
When they asked Joffre, 'Who are you?' he 
will answer, 'I won the battle of the Marne.' 
That battle prevented what might have been 
a quick defeat for the allies. Joffre will be 
welcomed among those who have served 
their country well." 

Surely every reader hopes that Marshall 
Joffre spent his 79th birthday in heaven, but 
will winning the battle of the Marne entitle 
him to that glory? Who are you? One 
who depends on salvation by good works 
and things, or a sinner saved by grace ? One 
who seeks to earn salvation, or one who 
looks alone to the saving, cleansing blood 
of the Crucified One ? 



Thrills! Thrills! ThriUs! 

We just attended the Annual Miami Ail- 
American Air Meet. About 100 planes, all 
sizes, and over 200 air pilots. Upside down 
and down side up, on edge, straight up or 
straight down! Tail spins were common, 
parachute jumping every day, several com- 
ing down at the same time! The Goodyear 
Blimp and the "Autogyro" — what a con- 
trast! The Gyro rises and lands almost per- 
pendicularly. Soon every home will have 
several gyros in the garage for landing 
fields will no longer be necessary. The 
bombing planes destroyed a miniature city! 
May the reality never be experienced. On 
the second day four men in a visiting plane, 
two being prominent surgeons of Chicago, 
met death when their engine stalled, but 
there were no accidents connected with the 
Air Meet proper. It was announced that 
aviation is yet in its infancy! What will 
the next decade witness in the name of pro- 
gress? Whither are we bound? Is the 
world getting better? Are people more re- 
ligious today than in the past? Is there 
more genuine piety, more godlines, more 
faith in God ? Are we progressing in the 
things that shall never pass away? Or are 
we trying to build a tower that shall reach 
to heaven and bring glory to man? Let us 
rejoice in the progress in material things, 
but let us at the same time be certain of 
parallel progress in faith, hope, love — in all 
things spiritual. 

Hallandale, Florida. 



CIVILIZATION MEANS PROHIBITION 
By Ernest H. Cherrington, LL.D., Litt. D., 
General Secretary, World League 
Against Alcoholism 
Civilization and prohibition are so closely 
related that they are almost synonymous. 
The higher the civilization, the more nu- 
merous and the more intimately concerned 
with personal life are the prohibitions which 
are vitally necessary. Even in the lowest 
social orders, the list of Verbotens is sur- 
prisingly large while as life becomes more 
complex, the Thou Shalt Nots multiply. The 
character as well as the number of these 
are practically an index to the quality and 
kind of the culture and the intensity of liv- 



ing which may characterize any people or 
any period. 

The Prohibition of intoxicating beverages 
is merely one of these many "No Thorough- 
fare" signs which society has found it nec- 
essary to erect. That prohibition is really 
a belated one. It came not too soon but 
long after it was required by changing stan- 
dards of living and altered problems of life. 
It is not unique but is of a piece with the 
whole tissue of prohibitions out of which the 
multicolored fabric of modern living is wov- 
en. Its basic theory is the same as that 
which underlies such fundamental prohibi- 
tions as the laws against murder, against 
theft, against arson or any other of those 
primary statutes which men have enacted, 
attempted to enforce, found were disobeyed 
by a minority but which they will never re- 
peal because the stability of the social order 
depends upon these. A larger liberty and 
a greater safety for the whole people have 
compelled all these prohibitions, however 
rigorous, Draconian or invasive they may 
appear to those not socially-minded. 

From Kfe to death and afterwards, we 
are hedged about by a mass of prohibitory 
laws. Our birth must be attended by legal- 
ly qualified persons authorized by law, it 
must be registered according to a prescribed 
form, certain prophylactic medical atten- 
tion must be given at once. In early child- 
hood, *ve must be vaccinated, we must at- 
tend school. The house in which we live 
must meet legal standards. It cannot be 
built, altered, wired for electricity or piped 
for gas without the intervention of the law. 
The kind of food we eat and the quality of 
the water we drink is subject to regulation. 
Our most intimate relationship, such as mar- 
riage, is the theme of many statutes. Our 
business life is directed by thousands of 
legal enactments. We must clothe ourselves 
in such a way as not to offend the law. If 
we buy an automobile, the law requires its 
registration, sometimes insists that we pass 
examinations as to our ability to operate a 
motor-car and will not allow us the use of 
the public roads vsdthout documentary evi- 
dence of such registration as well as of our 
possession of a license to drive. Even then, 
the places where we may drive, the direction 
in which we go, the speed at which we may 
travel, the locations where we may stop 
and for how long, the kind of brakes and 
headlights on our car and their condition, 
are prescribed in detail by legislation. 

If we fall ill of an infectious or conta- 
gious disease, we are, by law, forbidden to 
mingle with others. We may be quaran- 
tined even if some of our family are thus 
ill. If we die, the fact of our death must 
be recorded in the manner established by 
law. Our burial must be in the place, by 
the persons and in the manner the statute 
books set forth. Such worldly goods as we 
may leave behind us are disposed of in ac- 
cordance with the law, our most ardent 
wishes and our carefully made plans as set 
forth in our wills being ignored unless the 
law's requirements are fully met. 

Civilized man lives in a realm where pro- 
hibitions determine every important action 
he may take. Everywhere the law either 
prescribes or forbids. 

These laws make life safer, make happi- 
ness more accessible, make comfort surer, 
make security more certain. The prohibi- 
tion of intoxicating beverages has an even 
sounder basis than the majority of these 
other prohibitory laws. It is aimed at a 
greater foe of the health, wealth, safety 
and happiness of the people than is the ob- 
ject of attack in much other legislation. It 



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FEBRUARY 7, 193; 



is closely related to many of these other 
laws. It is elemental in any consideration 
of traffic or industrial safety. It is a pri- 
mary consideration in the care of the pub- 
lic health. It is directly involved in both 
production and distribution, the two factors 
in our economic life. It is a conservation 
measure of the first importance, whether one 
considers the problems of hygiene, man- 
power, finance or politics. It harms none. 
Its greatest benefits go to those who fully 
observe it but even its violators and its 
opponents, in lesser degree, profit by the 
improved social and economic conditions it 
produces. 

There is no valia argument that may be 
brought against the prohibition of intoxi- 
cating beverages which cannot be brought, 
with equal cogency, against any other re- 
strictive legislation. It is as enforceable as 
any other law. It is as essential as any 
other statute. 

As society advances and as time works 
its changes, giving to men the needed per- 
spective for a correct estimate, the prohibi- 
tion of beverage alcohol will be seen as the 
most significant and the most impoi-tant of 
the myriad prohibitory measures by which 
modern civilization has defined the way to 
life, to health, to safety and to achievement. 



SURRENDER 
By Mary L. Cummings 

Is it hard for the flower when summer comes 

To turn its face to the sun? 
Is it hard for the flaming red orb to sink 

When its course for the day is run? 
Is it hard for the,^w to moisten the earth 

When night's dark shade doth fall? 
Is it hard for the bird to answer again 

The note of its mate's sweet call? 

Or merely for man is it hard to achieve 

The will of the mind above? 
For man who doth daily and hourly receive 

Fresh proof of the Father's love? 
Is the only strong straining against God's 
will 

To be on the part of his child ? 
While everything, joyous, fulfils his behest 

From the mart to the tangled wild ? 

All life that is fully surrendered to God 

Sweeps on with a step serene. 
Moved by the bounding, unlimited force 

That throbs in the earth's fresh green. 
Thus, as tree and flow'ret in forest and 
glade 

Adorn, without effort, the sod. 
The fragrance and power may be felt; of a 
life 

Wholly surrendered to God. 



OUR LITTLE READERS 



THE PILLOW OF DREAMS 
By May Justus 

One day a good mohter went to the Sand- 
man's shop at the end of the lane and said: 
"Please, Mr. Sandman, I want to buy a pil- 
low of dreams." 

"What do you want with a pillow of 
dreams, good mother?" asked the Sandman. 

"I want it to put under my little girl's 
head when she goes to sleep." 

"Come into my shop then," invited the 
Sandman, "and I will let you see all the pil- 
lows I have." 

Here he showed the mother many differ- 
ent kinds of dream pillows. There were big 
ones and middle-sized ones and quite wee 
ones. 



"These pillows are all very nice," she 
said. "But there isn't any that is just right 
for my little girl's head." 

"Then you must have one made for your 
little girl," said the Sandman. 

"How can I do that?" the mother asked. 

"Oh, that is easy, good mother," replied 
the Sandman. 'It all depends on what you 
want to put into the pillow. Of course the 
little girl will dream of the things that are 
inside it. What should you like?" 

"I think I should like to put a great many 
rose petals into it," replied the mother. 
"Roses are so fragrant." 

"Then go to a rose-bush, good mother," 
said the Sandman, "and ask it for some of 
its sweet blossoms." 

"I will," said the mother and she went out 
to find a rose-bush. After a long time she 
came to a beautiful pink one by the side of 
the lane. 

"Good morning, pretty rose-bush," she 
said. "Will you give me some of your blos- 
soms for a dream pillow?" 

"Whose dream pillow?" the rose-bush 
asked. 

"My little girl's," the mother replied in 
her sweet voice. 

"Oh yes, of course," said the rose-bush. 
"Hold your apron, good mother, and I will 
shake it full of rose petals." 

The mother held her apron and the rose- 
bush shook itself once, twice, three times, 
and then the apron was almost full of beau- 
tiful pink petals. 

The mother hurried back to the Sand- 
man's shop for now it was early afternoon. 

"See!" she said. And she showed him her 
apron full of rose petals. 

"How nice!" the Sandman cried. "Come 
in and let us put them into a pillow." 

After hunting around a little while he 
found a pillow-case which the mother 
thought was just about the right size and 
they poured the petals into it. But the pil- 
low-case w^as not nearly full. 

"What shall we do?" the mother asked. 

"Put something else into it," suggested 
the Sandman. "What else should you like?" 

"I should like for it to be fluffy and 
downy like a little white cloud," said the 
mother. 

"If you will climb to the top of the hill," 
said the Sandman, "you may find a little 
white cloud." 

So the mother went out of the Sandman's 
shop and climbed the hill behind it. Right 
on top she found a little white cloud. 

"Good morning, little white cloud," said 
the mother. "Will you give me a handful 
of yourself to make a dream pillow?" 

"Whose dream pillow?" asked the little 
white cloud. 

"My little girl's," the mother answered. 

"Oh, yes, certainly," the cloud murmured. 
"Hold your hands, good mother, and I will 
let a piece of soft cloud fall down to you." 

So the mother held her hands and a piece 
of cloud, soft and white, fell into them. 

"Thank you, dear little white cloud," she 
said and she ran down the h^ll to the Sand- 
man's shop. 

'Look!" she cried. -• • 

"Fine!" said the Sandman. And they put 
the piece of sof^,^hite cloud into the pil- 
low. Now it looked very nice and comfort- 
able, indeed. 

"It is a fine pillow," said the Sandman. 
"A very fine pillow, but it lacks a charm to 
make the good dreams in it come true." 

"Where can I get a charm?" she asked. 

"You have it already," the Sandman told 
her. "It is your heart. It is love. Just 
before your little girl goes to bed at night, 



kiss her pillow and say this little wish 
rhyme: 

'Happy dreams, pretty dreams, come out 

night 
Make all the slumber hours lovely 

bright.' 

Then your little girl will have only g 
dreams, you see." 

"Oh, that vnlll be a beautiful charm," i 
the mother. 

Then the good mother took the pillo? 
dreams and went home. 

And that night the little girl dreame< 
sweet pink roses, white fluffy clouds 
warm niother kisses. — The Youth's Com) 
ion. 



Sunday School Notes 

(Continued from page 11) 

the power and penalty of sin. Thos 
are despised by men and outcasts of soil 
are both welcomed and saved in Jesug CI ) 
Even those who have violated every at J 
ute of manhood and have become best! j 
their natures, may again be clotted' aii 
their right minds, as were the dgiiionia i 
Gadara. — Ibid. 

Influence of Jesus as a Friend 

There are some men who are frienit 
sinners not for any good purpose, 
whose influence is not wholesome, or he| 
But as J. Hugh Heckman says, 

"Jesus creates an incentive to want \ 
better than we are. There are those ^1 
association makes it indifferent as to ; 
we do. They may even make us adj 
toward acting according to our highest [ 
It is not so with Jesus. He gives a po I 
to our knowledge which will not let uf 
in non-performance. A brilliant sti 
said, "I cannot compel myself to wsl 
be good." He did not know his Lord I 
well. A Confucian scholar said thil 
great teacher, Confucius, was able tjl 
people what to do but could not inspiwl 
with the desire to do it. Jesus gives U 
lenge to the enlightened mind which ^f 
all the inner manhood to rise in respoil 

Also, he properly remarks, "Jesus| 
forces the will to become righteous, 
human world where temptation is 80 I 
ious this is a need common to us all| 
of us needs a becoming humility 
warns us to take heed lest we falL jl 
found the way to sources of strengfl 
he has shown us the way to go therf 
In his life of communion and meditatl 
the fellowship of his intimate comp*l 
he has shown us how to be faithfulll 
devotional life and in our strengthenil 
lowships. The Word of Holy Writ, th| 
of God in our hearts, the counael 
wis'e friends, the inspiration of coop I 
work, all these are ways of which W | 
keeps us facing the right." 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

FOR BRETHREN HOME SUPPJ 

Send all money for the Brethren F | 
Cecil Hendrix, Treasurer, Flora, In(.< 

FOR SUPERANNUATED MINIS j 
FUND 

All money for the Superannuate I 
ters' Fund is to be sent to Rev. G. Ij 
Secretary, Roann, Indiana. 



Mrs. Herman Varner, Oct. -30^31 
Conemaugh, Pa. 
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In the Name of Christ and the Church We Appeal to 
Be Generous on Benevolence Day 



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TO THE SUPERANNUATED MINISTERS 

Those who are taught must share aU the blessings of Ufe with those who teach 
them the word (Gal. 6:6. — Moffatt's translation). But the withholding of your 
offering will deny some of them the bare necessities of Ufe. 

AND TO THE BRETHREN HOME 

If it is a question of parting with some of your possessions that those in need may 
be cared for, or of holding on to the last doUar and letting the needy suffer, can you 
doubt which is your duty? Or what Christ would say? 

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Investigations of the Funda- 
mental Problem 

While commissions and survey groups en- 
deavor to ascertain the facts and arrive at 
conclusions with regard to policies and pro- 
cedure in connection with the enforcement 
of national prohibition, there seems to be 
but little inclination even to reinvestigate 
the question as to the evils which inheie in 
the commodity itself and the traffic in that 
commodity, by reason of which prohibition 
amendments and laws have been made neces- 
sary. Undoubtedly this is due to the fact 
that those who are favorable to prohibition 
do not feel the need of any new investiga- 
tion or restatement of facts which have long 
since come to be recognized as scientific 
ti-uths, while it is barely possible that those 
opposed to prohibition prefer that investi- 
gations and conclusions be limited to side 
issues and questions of procedure rather 
than directed to the heart of the most vital 
question involved. 

Thomas Jefferson, after eight years' ex- 
perience as President of the United States, 
gave expression to a conclusion bom of a 
real laboratory test when he said, "Were I 
to commence my administration again, the 
first question I would ask respecting a can- 
didate for office would be, 'Does he use ar- 
dent spirits?' " 

Phillips Brooks, one of the most outstand- 
ing moral and religious leaders of liis day, 
in the light of all his wide experience, the 
investigations of others, and the painstak- 
ing effort to get all the tiiith regarding the 
social implications of intemperance, came to 
the very definite conclusion that if intem- 
perance could be swept out of the country 
"there would hardly be poverty enough left 
to give healthy exercise to the charitable im- 
pulses." 

The Supreme Court of the United States, 
during more than a hundred years of de- 
tailed consideration of thousands of cases 
coming to its attention through appeals 
from the lower courts, has had peculiar op- 
portunity to study the causes of crime, and 
the tendencies of anti-social institutions and 
to have very definite conclusions as to where 
responsibility rests. That great tribunal for 
a century has insisted in one way or an- 
other, over and over again that intoxicating 
liquors and the liquor traffic have consti- 
tuted the greatest source of crime, poverty, 
vice and degradation, and that that traffic 
is of such a character that it has never had 
either inherent or constitutional rights. 

As a matter of fact, all the governmental, 
judicial, social, economic and political in- 
ve.stigations touching, either directly or in- 
directly, the que.stion of intoxicating li- 
quors and the vicious liquor traffic which 
has been carried on through the centuries, 
are in agreement with the very definite con- 
clusion that Shakespeare more than two cen- 
turies ago put into the mouth of Othello, 
when he said: "O thou invisible spirit of 
wine! If thou hast no name to be known 
by, let us call thee devil!" 

ERNEST H. CHERRINGTON. 



the spirit of the report in seeking construc- 
tive steps to advance the national ideal of 
eradication of the social and economic and 
political evils of this traffic to preserve the 
gains which have been made, and to elimi- 
nate the abuses which exist, at the same 
time facing with an open mind the difficul- 
ties which have arisen under this experi- 
ment. 

I do, however, see serious objections to, 
and therefore must not be understood as 
recommending, the commission's proposed 
revision of the Eighteenth Amendment 
which is suggested by them for possible con- 
sidei-ation at some future time of the con- 
tinued effort at enforcement should not 
prove successful. My own duty and that of 
all executive officers is clear — to enforce the 
law with all the means at our disposal with- 
out equivocation or reservation. 

The report is the result of a thorough and 
comprehensive study of the situation by a 
representative and authoritative group. It 
clearly recognizes the gains which have been 
made and is resolute that those gains shall 
be preserved. There are necessarily differ- 
ences in views among its members. It is a 
temperate and judicial pi'esentation. It 
should stimulate the clarification of public 
mind and the advancement of public 
thought. HERBERT HOOVER. 

The White House, January 20, 1931. 



PRESIDENT HOOVER 
The President, in submitting the Commis- 
sion's report to Congress, concluded his mes- 
sage as follows: 

The commission, by a large majority, does 
not favor the repeal of the Eighteenth 
Amendment as a method of cure for the in- 
herent abuses of the liquor traffic. I am in 
accord with this view. I am in unity with 



WORTHY GOALS FOR A CONGREGA- 
TION 

The following outline of congregational 
aims was published in the weekly bulletin 
of the Brethren church of Waterloo, Iowa, 
under date of November 16, 1930. We are 
reproducing it herewith as a worthy sug- 
gestion to any church washing to program 
by which to direct its efforts and wdth which 
to measure the advancement of its people in- 
dividually and collectively. Rev. S. M. Whet- 
stone is the pastor of this church. 

Some Aims for the Year 

INDIVIDUAL AIMS 

a. Personal devotions. 

b. Study and Chrstian grovsth. 

c. To be soul-winner.s. 

d. The right use of time. 

1. This will mean personal effort. 

2. This will mean personal sacrifice. 

3. This will mean personal blessing. 
CONGREGATIONAL AIMS 

1. Spiritual Aims 

a. 75% of Resident Membership regular- 
ly at church. 

b. 25 New Family Altars. 

c. A Revival within the church. 

2. Educational Aims 

a. Acquaint our folks with our HIS- 
TORY. 

b. Acquaint our folks with our DOG- 
TRINE. 

c. Acquaint our folks with our WORK. 

3. Financial Aims 

a. A Stewardship Campaign. 

b. Systematic Giving. 

c. 100% of Resident Membeis pledging 
and giving regularly. 

4. Property and Equipment 

a. Lawn improved and beautified. 

b. A Bulletin Board provided. 
.'>. Social Aims 

a. A Family Night social each Quarter. 

b. An evening of music furnished by 
talent within the church. 

c. An evening jointly with the South 
Waterloo Church of the Brethren. 

(). Musical Aims 

a. Fullest cooperation with our Choir. 



b. Interest our young folks in C 
Music. 

c. Instruct and Develop our talent ! 
ally. 

7. Evangelistic Aims 

a. An up-to-date list of prospects 
times. 

b. A Prayer-Band to win souls. 

c. Every Christian a soul-winner. 

8. Church School Aims 

a. Leadership Training. 

b. Making our Church School Cisat 

c. Better Teaching. 

9. Service Aims 

a. The Visitation Campaign. 

b. Looking after the sick, the poni 
the needy. 

c. Every Christian a Worker for CI 



THE SECOND MILE 



"And whosoever shall compel thee 1 
a mile, go with him twain," the Lord i 
said in the Sermon on the Mount. The 
torn to which our Lord refers seems to 
with the rights of kings' officers in 
days to demand the fiee use of hors( 
men as they hastened on their way to ( 
er some royal degree. In our days 
country the rights to demand such se 
may have disappeared, but the principl 
volved from the standpoint of the Chri 
must remain, because it is an expressi' 
the love and good-will of our Lord ffla 

The first mile belongs to the law, the 
ond to love. The first mile expresses 
and convinces the mind, the second bi 
the opposition and wins the heart. The 
mile brings Sinai into view, the sei-vans, 
dient and dutiful, the second shows hf 
princely spirit of one who will sacrifi'j 
seek the lost. 

This is what brought our Savior 
heaven to earth. He was concerned i 
the second mile of redemption. True 
Cross was promised from the day9 o: 
fall, and even anticipated before, but 
the time came for the earthly care( 
Christ as the Man of Sorrows, he was 
to travel the second mile, and that is 
he is so anxious that his people shonlt 
low his example. The Church vsdll noti 
very far unless there is to be found ai 
us a fair number of "second mile" folka 
are willing "to go with him twain."- 
leyan Methodist. 



IN THIS NUMBER 

An Immediate Need — Editor, 

Rocking the Prohibition Boat — Editorj 
Our Obligation to Our Aged Bretlfe 

ren — G. L. Maus, * 

The Brethren's Home-— A. V. Kimmell, 
The Brethren Home— J. Allen Miliar, 
The Brethren Home — Ephraim Cullt 
An Appeal to the Heart— F. C. Vaife 

ator, 

The Legend of the Bells— F. C. Hog- 
garth, 

Memories — C. F. Yoder, 

Significant News and Views 

Studies in the Scriptures — C. F. 

Yoder ' . 

The Family Altar— T. C. Lyon, ■ • ■ \J 
"And Still it Grows"— C. G. Twombly, 1" 
Our Societv Goals for 1931— Mrs. G. 

H. Bennett, ' 

Fifty Years of C. E ' 

Lost Creek, Kentucky— G. E. Drushal. 
Krypton, Kentucky — Lyda Carter,..- 

News from the Field, 

The Tie that Binds and In the Shadow 

Our Little Readers, 

Our Reader's Forum, 

Announcements, 



GEORGE S. BAER 
Editor 

R. R. TEETER 
Business Manager 

!nd all moneys to the 
Business Manager 



THE 

BRETHREN EVAIS6ELIST 

Official Organ of the Brethren Church 



Entered as second class 
matter at Ashland, Ohio 

$2.00 a year in advance 

Acceptance, special rate, section 
1103. Act of Oct. 3, 1917 
Autliorized Sept. 3, 1928 



An Immediate Need and an Impending Necessity 

Or, Our Church's Benevolences of the NOW and the NEAR FUTURE 



1 time is afr hand when we are faced with a sacred obligation, 
tf making provision for the care of the aged and incjspacitated 
dprs and for the support of the Brethren Home. Once a year 
Xrches are asked to make an offering to this two-fold objec- 
iTd the time is the last Sunday in February. Let us prepare 
i(|)ur duty as this day approaches, and at the same time why 
Xa little thinking into the future as regards the problem of 
Inevolences? We are living too much from hand to mouth 
ffl matter of providing for our superannuated ministers, and 
idhies the hand comes up to the mouth rather empty. When 
lo , the aged ministers and their dependents must suffer. We 
d ) look forward to making more permanent and more steady 
v: on for the needs of these aged veterans of the cross. That 
h 'impending necessity." But first, let us consider the "imme- 
Jeed." 

h immediate need is for an offering that will help provide the 
e; ties of life for the needy, superannuated ministers and will 
p le old folks' home at Flora, Indiana, functioning properly, 
p vide this offering is a responsibility that we cannot escape ; 
s bounden duty as certain as is the fact of our church rela- 
is ). Everyone who holds membership in the Brethren church 
)y hat very f act.obligated to do what he can to help meet the 
IS 'this offering. The representatives of the various congrega- 
isave voted repeatedly in General Conference authorizing the 
I lards^The Board of Benevolences and the Brethren's Home 
ui-to collect funds sufficient to do certain definite tasks com- 
teto them. And loyalty demands that every individual member 
lljDoperate in providing the necessary funds. The obligation 
ra to see. No one needs to be convinced of it. It is only 
fct ry that there shall be sufficient devotion to duty and loyalty 
de iminational undertakings to bring about the response that 
laid for. 

'hi abligation is not merely one that grows out of conference 
iflibut-is^ based upon the fact of our being beneficiaries of the 
lit 1 labors of those who are now in need. These aged minis- 
3 ae our teachers and ministers in spiritual things. They 
e ir spiritual fathers, having led our souls to the acceptance 
Cist as our Savior and having built us up in the knowledge 
I li;e of the truth. They established our churches, many of 
mind left us the religious heritage we enjoy. Gratitude de- 
nd that they who poured out their lives in service for us with 
y 'Bagre material reward shall now in their days of feebleness 
ei\ our loving and tender care. 

iohwer, the church is divinely enjoined to provide for the 

tei|l needs of its ministry. Paul, recalling that the manner of 

: s^port of the priesthood of the law was by the offerings 

"r by the people to the temple, said, "Eyen so hath the Lord 

i that they which preach the gospel should Uve of the 

(1 Cor. 9:14). The same apostle writes to the Galatians 

Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him 

eheth in all good things." The force of the obligation is 

out still more strongly by Moffatt's translation: "Those 

; taught must share all the blessings of life with those 

ch them the Word." And that sharing of "the blessings 

must not stop when ministers have become incapacitated 

>r affliction for further service. Nor should Christian peo- 

.V any of their poor and needy to suffer want. Paul puts 

nation very strongly: "But if any provide not for his own, 

■cially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith 

vorse than an infidel" (1 Tim. 5:8). And who shall say 

obligation does not obtain with regard to making provision 

f who are of our own household of faith ? What stronger 

it could we have for proyiding^LBrgthrSPlsJlDiae ? 

we are thinking about ministerial relief, let us think a 



little further than the immediate need. We ought to be making 
plans for taking care of our aged and superannuated ministers in 
a more adequate and dependable manner. We ought to be accumu- 
lating a pension fund in some way, possibly by taxing both con- 
gregations and pastors small annual payments, according to the 
salary paid and received, and possibly also by the aid of large gifts 
made by interested individual laymen. Many churches have long 
since caught the vision and have provided for themselves a fund 
and a plan whereby aged and retired ministers and their widows 
or dependents may be pensioned and thus made secure against the 
fear of want for the necessities of life when their eaiTiing days 
are over. Not only have most of the larger churches completed 
campaigns for endowment funds for the pensioning of ministers, 
but nearly all of the smaller Protestant denominations have raised 
funds for this purpose. And in most cases the response in gifts 
and offerings has been beyond the most hopeful expectations. The 
need of pensions is so apparent to those who understand the facts 
relating to the ministers' financial support, that the launching of 
a movement to raise a fund and to effect a satisfactory plan to 
meet such a need would be looked upon as wise and praiseworthy, 
and would likely receive the hearty support of the entire church. 



Rocking the Prohibition Boat 

There is altogether too much rocking ■ of the Prohibition boat 
for the good of the cause. As The Congregationalist recently said, 
"Just now the cause of Prohibition needs all of its friends." It 
was never more severely put to the test than now. Its enemies 
are pouring millions of dollars into the channels of propaganda in 
an effort to alienate its friends or cause them to lose faith in its 
justness and effectiveness. They are seeking to take the strength 
and determination out of Prohibition conviction and to build up a 
state of mind that will leave the people hopeless and disgusted, and 
thereby make possible the return of legalized liquor. Dr. F. G. 
Coffin rightly says : "The most subtle arguments of a kind not used 
before are being employed by the 'wets.' Their plea is that in the 
interest of the morals of youth, the honesty of our nation, the 
elimination of graft and official corruption, the prevention of kill- 
ings by enforcement officers and poisoned liquor, the rights of 
individuals and for other benevolent ( ? ) reasons Prohibition should 
be modified. They plead repeal for the sake of moral welfare." 

This skillful propaganda is causing not a little confusion in the 
public mind, which, added to the vicious opposition of the pro- 
Uquorites, has made the sea rough for the Prohibition boat. This 
sort of opposition, of course, is to he, expected and it has been in the 
face of just such antagonistic forces that the temperance cause 
has made its way to the present stage of success. But when opposi- 
tion arises in the house of one's friends, it is altogether a different 
matter. Those within the Prohibition cause can do more harm by 
rocking the boat and can bring the cause into greater danger than 
can all the storms of opposition beating upon it from without. And 
that is just what some of our friends are unwittingly doing right 
now. 

One good intentioned brother writes that he is becoming con- 
vinced that this effort to make people good by law is all wrong, 
that we are going at it backwards, we should first get men to be 
born again and then tfiey will give up drink. This good brother 
is becoming a hindrance to the Prohibition cause by listening to the 
deceptive reasoning of skillful wet propagandists. No one ques- 
tions the importance of getting men converted, but no one who 
thinks straight will stand by and allow the demonized liquor traf- 
fic to have free rein in the destruction of hundreds of men, body 
and soul, while he is confining his efforts to getting a half dozen 
men converted. He who stands squarely and positively in opposi- 



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FEBRUARY 14, 193 



tion to the Uquor evil will make a better soul winner by that very 
effort and one of his greatest hindrances will be gotten rid of when 
he has driven to cover the temptation to drink. Perhaps "you can- 
not make men good by law," that is, good at heart, but you can 
make them behave themselves by law, and that's something. 
You can protect homes, and boys and girls, and mothers and wives, 
and you can protect men's wages, their jobs and their lives, and 
that is just what we have been doing for the last twelve years. 
We are usually suspicious of the dryness of the man who says, 
"You cannot make men moral by law," as an excuse for his failure 
to take an active interest in Prohibition; either that, or else he is 
blinded by some pet theory or prejudice. 

Others of its friends are rocking the Prohibition boat through 

criticising and holding up to ridicule certain agencies that have 

been most effective in bringing about Prohibition and are now being 

used to focus public sentiment on enforcement. Such criticism 

(Continued on page 8) 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



The first announcement of the Easter Offering is made in this 
issue, when Dr. L. S. Bauman, treasurer, states that churches find- 
ing it to their convenience to do so, may take their Foreign Mis- 
sion offering any time after the first of March. 

Christian Endeavorers will find it much worth their while to read 
the excellent article in the Christian Endeavor department by one 
of our Warsaw Endeavorers — Mrs. C. H. Bennett. She sets forth 
the goals toward which all societies are asked to spend their ener- 
gies. 

A very loyal Brethren and long-time member of the Evangelist 
family, in sending his renewal subscription to Brother Teeter re- 
cently, wrote with appreciation of the Evangelist and told how that 
it has long been a race to see which member of his family would 
get to i-ead the paper first. The Business Manager has permitted 
us to quote from his letter on another page. 

Let churches keep in mind that two separate offerings are to be 
lifted on February 22, or else the offering that is lifted is to be 
divided into two parts, and one part sent to Rev. G. L. Maus, Sec- 
retary of the Benevolence Board, Roann, Indiana, and -the other part 
sent to Mr. Cecil Hendrix, Treasurer of the Brethren Home Board, 
Flora, Indiana. 

Brother C. D. Whitmer writes of his evangelistic experience at 
the Teegarden church, in Indiana, where he did the preaching and 
Brother Harley Zumbaugh served as song leader. Twelve were 
added to the church as a result of the meetings. During the year 
sixteen have been taken into the membership of the church. Broth- 
er Whitmer states that his church is planning to go on the Evan- 
gelist Honor Roll. We are glad to learn this, and congratulate 
them on their loyal purpose and hope they fully succeed in it. 

Brother R. Paul Miller has recently closed an evangelistic cam- 
paign in the Listie church in Pennsylvania, where Brother H. W. 
Nowag is the pastor. The interest was keen and the crowds were 
large. We are told that great blessing came upon the church and 
that souls were saved, but we are not informed as to the number 
of converts. Both pastor and evangelist indicate that the cam- 
paign was a mutually congenial experience. Brother Miller sees 
a good future in store for this church if the mining industry con- 
tinues to revive as it has begun now to do. 

Brother G. E. Drushal writes of the wonderful way in which 
God has answered prayer and made provision for the work at 
Lost Creek, including both Riverside Institute and the church that 
functions there. Notwithstanding the bank failure, they have been 
able to come back strong financially and are making progress in 
establishing Sunday school missions, ten such schools now being 
conducted. Fifty confessions of faith have resulted from this work 
during the year. The growth is especially noted since the opening 
of the new road. He believes the brightest opportunity lies just 
ahead for this work. 

Our Dayton, Ohio, correspondent tells us briefly of the evange- 
listic campaign recently conducted under the leadership of Brother 
S. M. Whetstone, as evangelist and Brother R. D. Barnard as pas- 
tor and field director. One of the special features of the meetings 
was the children's choir, which made a deep impression with their 
singing. There were twenty-six confessions during the meetings. 



The services of Brother and Sister Whetstone were much ai-e 
ciated, and Brother Barnard is proving a very worthy shephei a| 
this large fold, feeding and caring for the sheep as become j 
faithful under-shepherd. 

Miss Lyda Carter, who has for several years been holding h( 
fort at Krypton, Kentucky, writes of the way God is leading Nn 
forward and providing for their needs. The people there rejoi u 
the coming of Brother Frank Gehman and his vsdfe, as an anei 
to their prayers, and his ministry is being appreciated. The <h 
land College Gospel Teams recently gave a lift to this work is 
made possible the improvement of two of their dormitory rcu 
Young people throughout the brotherhood are taking increase in 
terest in this mission as it is the ideal of Christian Endeav>;r 
to ultimately become the full supporters of this work. 

Our good correspondent from Mexico, Indiana, wiites of hi 
progress of the Lord's work in that field, and particularly (,ai 
evangelistic campaign, in which the pastor. Brother Mark B. S] 4 
served as the evangelist and Brother Harley Zumbaugh wa:;lii 
song leader. The attendance and interest was good, and preci d) 
the communion which closed the campaign four young people ;ii 
baptized into the church. We are told also of the larger w 
Brother C. A. Stewart, who recently left the field, had in ei 
hearts. Brother Spacht is proving himself a worthy successo in 
God is blessing his church in their united efforts in his behalf, hi 
is the home of Elder L. W. Ditch, whose life and service is icl 
appreciated by the church. 

President E. E. Jacobs, in his College News this week, in) m 
us that the enrollment for Ashland College for the year has re le 
312, the highest in the history of the school, and that at a mi 
when a goodly number of other schools are losing in number B 
feels sure the outlook for Ashland is bright and that an enrol en 
of 400 could soon be reached if facilities for that number er 
provided. One of the first needs, a need that does not wa fo 
its urgency upon future growth but is important for the aim 
modation of the present enrollment, is the building of a new C' egi 
chapel. Surely God is leading forward to large things in an du 
cational way as fast as the church is able to follow. The chi:h' 
great need is larger faith in venture and greater consecrati 
its life and substance to Christ. 

Dr. K. M. Monroe gives us another installment of Sen-MJ 
Notes, in which we learn of Prof. M. A. Stuckey's having : )re 
sented the Seminary at a professorial inauguration at Prii toi 
Seminary recently. Also, we are told of the beginning of pr tio 
preaching by the Seminary students at the mid-week prayer set 
ing hour at the Ashland church. To preach in a perfectly n in 
and earnest manner before those who are gathered to criticiiani 
to point out one's weaknesses is not an easy thing to do ai no 
many students have we known who really took delight in the ;pe 
rience, but it is a very valuable experience. Student days a tb 
times to discover one's waeknesses, and there is no way in lid 
they are so readily made manifest as in the actual pract' o 
preaching before a group of friendly critics. It should b( aid 
however, that the student preachers are not alone to be ben lt« 
from this seminary work; the members of the Ashland churcwh 
attend are enjoying some splendid sermonettes. 

Prof. M. P. Puterbaugh, treasurer of the National Sunday noo 
Association, gives us his first report of White Gift Offerint Ii 
a personal note to the editor, he warns against being too opt 
because of the size of this report. Doubtless not all the ' 
are in yet, but last year by the first of February the trc 
had received 104 reports, while this year 93 were received I 
time. There are still 30 churches that reported last ye;i 
haven't reported yet this year. No doubt many of these v 
send in offerings, and the chances are, we are ready to veni 
spite of the treasurer's warning, that the total of this year' 
ing will go over the total of last year, which was $3,800 
year's total so far is $3,200. The Waterloo, Iowa, church (J 
special attention because of the fact that last year, it ma "■ 
largest contribution, giving $215, and this year that chui «* 
ceeded its last year's record by $50, again being the largr 
tributor. It is to be hoped that other churches will yet com( 
in a like splendid manner, and put the offering much nearepi 
goal set. We are going to believe, until time shall proTe| 
wise, that a goodly number of the churches that usually [ 
White Gift offerings will yet be enrolled among the list <rf I 



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EBRUARY 14, 1931 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



Page 5 



Consider 

YOUR CHRISTIAN OBLIGATION 

To the Superannuated Ministers who after many 
years oE sacrificial service are now in need of the 

necessities of life, and 
To the a|ed and infirm members of our church, in 
need of the cares and comforts of a Brethren Home 



r Obligation to Our Aged Brethren of the 
Ministry 

5y Rev. G. L. Maus, Secretary Benevolence Board 

le time is fast approaching, when we as a Brethren 
)le will be called upon to make the contribution of our 
svolence Day offering. The responsibility of caring 
these aged and retired ministers and ther compan- 
should receive the most serious attention of every 
iber of the Brethren church. We feel that this issue 
been evaded in the past, except to the extent. that M'e 
; enabled to say that we had done a little something. 
,'ou read the appeals which have been made by the 
ibers of the Benevolence Board, we want you to feol 
we are your servants. We will be able to help the.^e 
brethren ONLY as you help us. Unless this offer- 
s generous we as a board will be placed in an embar- 
ng position within a very short time. Our treasury 
almost depleted, nor 
igh in it to make the 
payment. 

3 1 am writing, I am re- 
led of the words of the 
»tle Paul, when he says : 
[ny man provide not for 
own, and especially 
p of his own house, he 
{ denied the faith, and 
jirse than an infidel" (1 
j 5:8). Tliese words 
to pierce like an ar- 
and should remind us 
•ir obligation to these 
t brethren. As I turn 
e Word of God I am re- 
sed of the parable of the 
''i Samaritan" and how 
tain preacher saw that 
ded, bleeding, half- 
man, lying by the road 
As soon as he got a 
i'se of his condition, he 
'd his head and got 
)n the other side of the 
< Then another man 
1 by, a Levite, who had 
Die religion than the 
i ; when he saw him, 
issed by. Then came 
1, a man who was sun- 
i to have no religion, 
3 it no true religion, and he gave to the world a con- 
* example of what religion really consisted of. Lord, 
»,s not to be like that priest or Levite, but to be a 
J! Samaritan. 

fhcen, do we love our denomination? DO WE? If 

^ i our denomination, then we must love the men and 

1 who gave their lives to make the church possible, 

lember that when the offering for Benevolences is 

either February 1.5th or 22nd, the spirit in which 

*'e, will be the real test as to how deep and genu- 

ir love is for your denomination. 

ou my fellow pastors and laity, the thought that 

lerannuated ministers and their companions living 

■ity, ougiit never to be thought of. Paul says : 'O^t 

ers.that rule well be counted worthy of double 

-especially they who labor in the word and in doc- 

l Tim. 5:17. Certainly these brethren have been 

(Continued on page 6) 



The Brethren's Home 



By Rev. A. V. Kimmell, Member the Brethren's Home 

Board 



The Brethren Church as a whole is not taking the 
Brethren's Home seriously. Three reasons are suggested 
and then a brief discussion of each follows. Perhaps the 
Brethren's Home is not being taken seriously by the 
church at large for the reason that the church as a whole 
has had little to do with the cost of the present holdings, 
most of the property and the money coming from indi- 
viduals. It may be that the members of the church think 
that they will never need a place like the Home and are 
not much concerned about providing a place for those 
who do need it and are entitled to it. Then there may be 
those who think that the Home is not serving the retired 
ministers of the church nor their widows. 

Now consider these three propositions briefly but frank- 
ly. The members of the 



HEAR GOD'S WORD 

But if any provide not for his own, and especially 
for those of his own house, he hath denied the 
faith and is worse than an infidel. — 1 Timothy 5:8. 



PROVE YOUR LOYALTY 

To the action of our National Conference and to 
the teaching of the Word of God by making a gen- 
erous offering for the support of both the 
SUPERANNUATED MINISTERS 
AND THE BRETHREN HOME 

On Benevolence Day, February 22 



Brethren Church should be 
very thankful that certain 
individuals have been gen- 
erous enough to give the 
church a home for the aged ; 
equipped to care for them 
so comfortably. That these 
gifts, amounting to thou- 
sands of dollars have come 
without "drives" and heavy 
"pressure" should all the 
more be a cause for appre- 
ciation and the offering tak- 
en for the Home on Benev- 
olence day should be gener- 
ous enough to show that ap- 
preciation. The churches 
should not evade the re- 
sponsibility because no 
heavy drive is being made. 
That the Home has reached 
its present state of effi- 
ciency without this should 
make the churches all the 
more willing to respond now 
that the need is very real. 

In presenting the second 
proposition we hasten to 
say that we would be happv 
if our ministers could save 
enough to care for them- 
selves when they retire 
from active service but the situation of the minister is 
such that this is rarely possible. This is not for the reason 
that the preacher is a poor manager for he can make a 
dollar go farther than any other class but his salary ;s 
not large to begin with and then the generosity of the 
preacher and the missionary is mostly such as to make 
them the most liberal givers, in proportion to income, of 
any people in the world. Should the preacher have no 
income for his days of retirement he is entitled to a 
home and is not considered an object of charity when he 
lives in a home thus provided. The members of the 
Brethren Church should take this matter so seriously that 
they gladly provide this year an offering adequate to 
meet the needs, though they never see the buildings or 
the grounds of the Home. 

Now with regard to the objection that there are not, 
at present, any of the retired preachers in the Home let 
us say frankly that none of them have made application 



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FEBRUARY 14, 19: 



to be admitted to the Home. No retired preacher has 
been refused admittance and none can say that they do 
not hke it or that they have been mistreated there for 
they never have tried it. For some reason our aged men 
prefer to skimp along on a small pension or depend upon 
their relatives and friends rather than accept the advan- 
tages offered b.\- the Brethren's Home. Why this should 
be is almost a mystery for the furnishings of the Home 
are good, though plain ; the food is plentiful and well pre- 
pared; the rules of the institution are just those abso- 
lutely necessary to the proper management of such a 
place; the community and the church at Flora, Indiana 
offer the finest kind of fellowship. 

We are sure that the church has been just a little slow 
to appreciate all these advantages and when she does 
awaken to the situation the facilities of the Home and the 
income will be taxed far beyond their limit and the day 
is not far distant when there will be a waiting list. The 
Board is planning for that day as wisely as it knows hovv 
but the need of this offering is for the present operation 
expenses. The Home is not idle. A number of aged peo- 
ple are living tliere in comfort. Those not ministers or 
their widows are admitted at a nominal charge while the 
room is not needed for the ministers but the charge is not 
large enough to cover the actual cost, so right now your 
offering is going to a very worthy cause, therefore it is 
only right that the entire denomination should become in- 
terested in the Brethren's Home. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 



Our Obligation to Our Aged Brethren of the Ministry 

(Continued from page 5) 

true to the faith and the piinciples of the Brethren 
Church. Let US keep our hands clean. Let us make this 
the largest offering ever. Will you do it? 
Roann, Indiana. 



The Brethren Home 

A Message from the Board's President 

The Brethren Home located at Flora, Indiana comes 
again to the whole brotherhood with an appeal for sup- 
port for the coming year. The last Sunday in Februarv 
is the day designated Benevolence Day. On that day two 
most worthy and dependent appeals for support are made 
to the churches. The Brethren Home shares with the 
Superannuated Ministers' fund the offering made that 
day. 

The quota asked from the churches by The Brethren 
Home Board is barely sufficient to carry us through a 
year. The sum has been set at forty cents per member. 
Pei-mit me here very briefly to enumerate our necessary 
expenses. They are estimated as follows: For mainte- 
nance, salaries, help, etc., about $3,000; for necessary im- 
provements, upkeep of buildings, insurance, etc., about 
$500; For interest and annuities about $2,.500; total 
$6,000. Over against this we place a property with cer- 
tain annuity investments totalling about $80,000. At the 
present we are paying rather heavy annuity charges but 
these make possible the large assets we have to our cred- 
it and gradually these annuity charges will decrease. 

So we confidently appeal to all pastors and through 
them to all our churches for a li*^ eral offering on Sundav, 
February 22. 

Please send all offerings to our treasurer, Cecil Hen- 
drix, Flora, Indiana. He will acknowledge all such gifts 
and send receipt for same. 

I may add here that the HOME at present is just about 



full to its limit. We have under consideration several 
plicants for admission who, if admitted, will compk 
fill every available room. Recently we admitted the el 
ly widow of one of our most widely known ministers, 
ter P. J. Brown of Congress, Ohio. 

We come with confidence that the churches will not 
us even though the "times" may be hard. Now if 
those in need of food and raiment and a home mus 
cared for. I am, Faithfully yours, j 

J. ALLEN MILLER, 
President Board of Trustees of the Brethren Ho. 



The Brethren Home Your Responsibilit; 

By Ephraim Gulp, Member Brethren's Home Boar 

The Brethren Home at Flora, Indiana is an institiii 
founded and operated for the purpose of making a It 
for the aged and infirm Brethren who have no hon 
family and unable to care for themselves. 

This Home is owned and controlled by the General ^ 
ference of Brethren Churches and is incorporated 
State of Ohio. It is directly governed by a board oi u 
tees elected by the General Conference. 

It is wholly dependent on the gifts from indi\ 
and churches of our domain and through the geneiii 
of these, the Home has progress and has been maint q( 
in a very wonderful way. 

Of course there is much to be done and many t m 
needed to keep up this good work and as the last Si i 
in February has been set aside for an offering for h^ 
lent purposes — for the support of The Brethren He 
Flora and the Superannuated Ministers' Fund, eve: ii 
dividual and every church group is urged to come fo; ;• 
and do their bit. Some individuals have given mo 
different amounts and to those who have given su 
tial amounts, — such as five hundred dollars, a thoi 
and some have gone much farther, into several thoi um 
— the Home pays an annuity when asked for. 

The Home and its officials want more than an\iin 
else that the churches and their members shall - 
that this is their responsibilit j'. The officers are .. 
ested and doing all that they can, but if they £i d" 
backed up by the churches and membership, they v ' 
fail. All that they ask is for you to become interest 
inquiring and prayerful about the matter and thei 
will be assured. that everything that is needed, ano-r- 
cially the proper financial support will be given. 

During the past year the board of trustees has t; 
upon themselves to cause an investigation of the di; 
gifts and holdings of the Home, and in this invest! 
the\' have employed capable attorneys who have h 
perience in investigations of this kind and as a re- 
of us are assured that everything is legally right ar 
we need not worry or be concerned about the fut 
the Home or its title rights or bond holdings. 

Now since this investigation has been made an 
the continued interest the officers are taking in the 
and the time they are giving to its proper care, t' ! 
no reason for any member or church hesitating ir ' 
their part in the support and maintenance of this i ' 
tion. 

And it is all in HIS Name. 

Goshen, Indiana. 



Prayer: "Holy Spirit of all vitality and of allj 
blossoming, enter our lives, we pray thee, and caij 
wilderness to be glad and our desert to blossom] 
rose. Amen. — Amos R. Wells. 



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An Appeal to the Heart 

^red C. Vanator, President of the Benevolent Board 

le of the things that strikes our notice as we study 
ife and work of our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, 
e compassion he had upon all with whom he come in 
ict. Wherever he went he always saw the need of 
Whether the need was temporal or spiritual he was 
' to meet that need. We are to use Jesus as our 
t Example in our dealings with men and are to help 
ever an4.whenever opportunity affords. 
e Benevolent Board is coming to you in this final 
J for the year 1931, (for this is the last issue whi^^.h 
1 each all parts of the brotherhood before the day of 
I'ing the Superannuated Ministers' offering,) and we 
sking you again to "put yourselves in the places of 
i who have given of their lives and their talents to 
e d the Gospel" and diligently inquire' whether you 
■' put the proper emphasis on this phase of the work 
nking out your budget for the various offerings of 
ork of the church. We are here at this tmie facing 
ided offering, for both the Superannuated offering 
le offering for the Brethren Home are to be taken 
t ; 22nd of February. Does this mean that you, as 
a sted members of the church, are thinking of these 
rferings as one? And are you saying to yourselves, 
i I will just put in a small offering and they can use 
£ hey see fit, for either part of the work that needs 
1 ;t." This will not do. These two Boards are two 
I te and distinct phases of the work. They need two 
I te and distinct considerations. We are anxious for 
1 large offering for the Brethren Home, BUT WE 
]VISE ARE ANXIOUS CONCERNING THE 
S'HLY ALLOWANCE OF THE BRETHREN WHO 
5 RECEIVING THE HELP OF THE BENEVO- 
^E BOARD! 

I -der to meet just the mere need of the present num- 
( those receiving their monthly allowance, the Be- 
)8ice Board must have an offering of at least $2,.500, 
1 aly covers present needs. There are others who 
I: asking for assistance before the year closes. Breth- 
: u can see for yourself where we stand. 
Tn this issue reaches you there will have gone our 
' e entire brotherhood two communications through 
n ils, reaching every pastor. The latter of these two 
1 nple post card bearing these words : 

. RED STANDS FOR DANGER 

But there is no Danger that you will forget 

THE SUPERANNUATED OFFERING 

to be taken 

FEBRUARY 22, 1931 

/our pastor whether he got the notice. If he, by 
Jnce, did not, then read it to him. We need this 
^to make this work go. Our motto this vear is : 
Y MEMBER A PARTAKER IN THE JOY OF 
pERANNUATED OFFERING." Will vou mak- 
[true? 

I Indiana. 



The Legend of the Bells 

By F. C. Hoggarth 

ipeaceful old English village of Downham, at the 
rendle Hill, there is a legend concerning the old 
pells. When the neighboring Abbey of Whalley 
pantled, at the dissolution, monks, stones estat-^s, 
je all scatttered. Farmers found the stones use- 
W old do.-mitory was long used as a barn. 



Some of the stones found their way into the fabric of 
other churches, and three of the bells of the old Abbey 
Church were hung at Downliam. Belated travelers on 
Pendle Hills on calm nights, so it is said, sometimes hear 
the soft low chimes of distant bells, the monks' bells, peal- 
mg from the tower, as they used to do in older times, 
calling the monks to prayer at midnight hours. 

When all else is gone, the music is still occasionally 
heard. The hands of time cannot quite destroy the old 
melodies. Legends of such phantom music are frequently 
found. 

There is one in Britanny concerning a city of Is, which 
m some far-off age was submerged by the sea. Sailor.s 
along that coast point out its supposed location, and say 
that in stormy days they see the tops of buried spires in 
the hollow of the waves and hear rising from the depths 
of the sea the music of the bells. 

With that legend Renan began his "Recollections of 
Childhood." "It has often seemed to me," he said, "that 
I have at the bottom of my heart a city of Is whose bells 
still call to worship. Their trembling notes seem to come 
from infinite depths, like voices from another world." 

Whether literally true or not, the legend is spirituallv 
true. It is not the least of life's mercies, that melodies 
from far-off days are still heard hauntingly sweet. Not 
without mystery, they come to us as the legends say, on 
calm nights or on stormy days. Because of them life is 
less forlorn. In their music may be found healing and 
guidance. For all such music should thanks be given.— 
Christian Advocate. 



Memories 

By C. F. Yoder 

Sometimes ivhen I am riding lonely on the train, 
And do not feel inclined to talk, I think again 
Of days gone by, when I was young and vain, 
And memories fill my heart with mingled joy and pain, 
i love to think of childhood scenes, e'en with regret: 
The dear old schoolhouse that is stanUing yet. 
The playground, there, dear spot, where we so often met, 
I hose childhood scenes, so siveet they were, 
I can't forget. I can't forget. 

Sometimes when I am thinking of those special friends 
Whom I have loved in former years, my thinking tends 
To ask if it be possible, by means and ends 
To have a world tvhere love with duty blends. 
I do not doubt the Providence that hath beset 
Our several ways. 'Tis good. We have no cause to fret. 
We love our tvork, oUr dear companions, all, — and yet 
Those memories of childhood, whether sweet or sad. 
We can't forget. We can't forget. 

Sometimes I think that in that world beyond the tomb, 
Where we shall love as children in our Father's home'. 
We shall so understand in that bright world to come'. 
That evil thoughts shalll in our hearts find neither cause 

nor room. 
Yes, I believe that there we shall remember yet 
Those things that are enduring. Love endures. So let 
True love be cherished, that when we meet those we have 

met. 
And love renewed meets love renewed, without regret 

We'll not forget. We'll not forget. 

Yea, more than that, I must believe that even he 
Who loved the world, yet ofttimes went to Bethany, 
To those he loved; — who of the twelve chose three 
To share his inner circle — calleth you and me. 
And in the kingdom of his love, When once we've met 
With least and greatest, we too may love best yet 
These dear ones who have won our love's enduring debt, 
And not forget, and not forget. 



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FEBRUARY 14, 19 



SIGNIFICANT NEWS AND VIEWS 



HALLOWED BE THY NAME 
Meditation on this expression of adoration in the Lord's Prayer 
brings a sliock with the realization that today the name of deity 
is held so lightly by the multitudes. Many who wear the name 
Christian are not guiltless of this sin of irreverence. Profanity 
centers around the name of God; persons are profane when they 
habitually take this name upon their lips without due respect to 
its significance. Other generations have not been so irreverent. 
The ancient Jewish people held one of the names of deity in such 
awe that they did not pronounce it. Our generation needs a fresh 
conception of the meaning of this prayer, "hallowed be thy name." 
A revival of the spirit of reverence for the names which belong 
to deity would greatly inci-ease the devotional attitude of our peo- 
ple toward things holy. The word hallowed means revered, not 
taken lightly or thoughtlessly. A man reveres the name of his 
mother or his wife; these names he does not "swear by" or use 
thoughtlessly in his daily conversation; surely one should rever- 
ence above all other names the name of his heavenly Father. How 
great is our need to pray daily, "hallowed be thy name." — Nash- 
ville Christian Advocate. 

ON YOUR KNEES 

Many wise obsen'ers are strongly of the opinion that prayer, 
public and private, is the greatest lack in the Christian Church 
today. We are not the praying people that our ancestors were. 
Families go for years without prayer in the home circle. Prayer- 
meetings have ceased to be prayer-meetings. Many ministers pre- 
pare wholly out of books and meditation rather than on their 
knees. Committees have largely supplanted supplications unto the 
Lord. We receive not, because we do not ask. 

This all means great loss. We need not prove to our readers 
that prayer has been the means by which Christians of all gener- 
ations have gained their greatest conquests. Would that we could 
get back to prayer! — The Presbyterian. 

"THE WAY OF TRANSGRESSORS" 

Some time ago the newspapers of two continents contained 
stories of an American gangster who crossed the Atlantic to 
Europe but found that no country wanted him. He was arrested 
at every port he touched, and though no specific crime was pre- 
ferred against him he was politely told to find another haven. He 
returned to America on a freight boat and was not long back when 
he was shot by other gangsters in New York. At the time of 
writing he is recovering from his wounds in some unknown home. 
Even the authorities in the hospital to which he was taken were 
glad to be rid of him. 

The pity of it is that other young men who are tempted to go 
the way of the gangster do not learn from the fate of this man 
and be wise. There is little glamour in a sordid life of this kind. 
Chased from pillar to post, haunted by memories of crimes of all 
kinds, repudiated by his evil associates, who seek his life, without 
friends, without hope, without God — what an end to a career! 
With such an example before their eyes one* wonders how any 
young man could ever dream of following a career of crime. 

The way of transgressors is indeed a hard one, but even for such 
as these there is mercy and pardon with God. Even the worst of 
gangsters Christ can abundantly save.— The Evangelical Christian. 



Rocking the Prohibition Boat 

(Continued from page i) 
usually has its rise in one of two different sources— either disagree- 
ment with that agency's policy, or the giving heed to and being 
deceived by wet propaganda. Many a loyal advocate of Prohibi- 
tion has had cause to disagree with and to disapprove the policy 
of the Anti-Saloon League in some of the puzzling problems it has 
had to face. But our differing opinions ought not to lead us to 
desert the only organization we have that is able to marshall pub- 
lic sentiment and make it effective in influencing for governmental 
efficiency in Prohibition matters. Our prejudiced and thoughtless 



criticism may do a lot of harm at a time like this when the en 
of Prohibition are searching for every careless utterance tha 
be used against it. Some of our prejudices are due to petty 
ticians casting dust in our eyes in order to keep us from s 
their wobbly, inconsistent and possibly insincere attitude on J 
bition, but the knowledge of which on the part of Anti-5 
League leaders causes that organization to take a luke-wa' 
not an opposition attitude toward these political friends of o 
Furthermore, and here we again quote from the editor 
The Congregationalist, "In the midst of this skillful maneu ' 
of the wets some of our religious contemporaries are raising 
tions in the mind of church leaders as to the attitude of Pre: 
Hoover, the possible obsolete function of the Anti-Saloon li 
and the appropriateness of the activities of the Board of Tt,] 
ance of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our brother editors i 
not be surprised if they find some of their utterances used a\ 
propaganda, for the 'wets' would gain much sti-ength if cons 
in these three agencies could be weakened. Perhaps no orgi 
tion can be a perfect fit into every need of the Prohibition 3 
at all times and no human aggregation can be free fromi 
and weaknesses, but, until something more perfectly adapted^ 
task is created, it is not wise to discredit . . . what we a 
have. Scarcely can we avoid weakening operative loyalt t 
cause if we create suspicion against the agency through fl 
it is most largely promoted." What we need now is merle 
support of those very agencies that the wet interests most si a 
hate and wish to destroy. It is foolish to add fuel to the n 
the wet cause by weakening our own most effective weapon ^ai 
them. Let us be careful that we be not found rocking o ( 
boat. 



STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURS 

By C. F. Yoder, B.D., Ph.D. 



THE FAITH OF THE GOSPEL 

(The following pages were prepared for the help of tiiJi 
feel the need of a brief but reliable guide in the study of t" 
cipal Bible doctrines. It is in part a compendium of the tB( 
former work, "God's Means of Grace" but contains ma r. 
topics. Published first in Spanish for the benefit of South A 
readers, it has proven so useful that it is now offered to 
readers as a series of articles. If there is sufficient demt ' 
will then be published in book form.— C. F. Y.) 

PREFACE 

God is good because he has so ordered the creati' 
it favors the good and destroys the evil. 

The laws of God are good, because obedience t the 
brings good and not evil. 

Nature is good, because she helps all those wh( 
be good. 

Man also is inherently good, because the good i hi 
is more permanent than the evil, 



1 



Heredity visits the evil of the fathers upon the 



ifif. 

unto the third and fourth generations, but in n 
carries the good unto thousands of generation.? — > tlie 
that fear God. 

This is because man is not left alone. His envii i 
includes his Creator who carries all things for i ■ 
their destiny. 

Man has help, all the help he needs in order to J 1" 
py and free and useful, and to go forward in his vc!? 
ment toward his final destiny as a child of God. 

First, he has the home, a school of virtue, the » 
tion of society, the paradise of love and the I 
Heaven. 

Second, he has work, the cradle of industry, t! ? ' 
of vice, the key of progress and the servant of hi " 

Third, he has government to teach the evil an<t 
tect the good, to coordinate eifort, organize socl 
facilitate doing the will of the supreme Govem( 



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i'age 9 



Fourth, he has rehgion, the expression (to the degree 
, which it is true) of the voice of God to the conscience, 
[e inspiration of virtue, the window of Heaven ; and that 
fligion which is true may be known by fts fruits, 
i Fifth, h6 has the day of rest, the Lord's day, for praise 
id worship, to do good, to correct excesses, to talve the 
kgitude and latitude of life and read the compass. The 
jbbath was made for man, not to destroy but to enjoy; 
»t to prostitute it, but to be elevated by it. 
jSixth, he has the tithe, the financial sabbath, corrective 
I selfishness, the tonic of industry, fountain of prosper- 
Y, a pure-stream of blessing and a deserving expression 
([gratitude to the Creator. 

iSeventh, he has the Bible, a reflection of God and a miv- 

|r for man, a library on the science of eternal life, a 

|ide-book for individuals and for nations, a revealer oi 

id and a witness to Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. 

jWith Jesus Christ begins the new creation, the kingdom 

God, which "is not meat and drink, but righteousness 

peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." To those who re- 

e him Christ gives the power to become, by a new cre- 

>n, the sons of God, transformed into the image of the 

jfeator. 

'inally, the church, the true church, is the spiritual 

ly of Christ, an organic body, in the process of forma- 

1, the regenerate of all nations and creeds being the 

»|ts built up together by the Holy Spirit into a living 

lily, the temple of God, the instrument of the Spirit for 

Iji evangelization of the world, and the bride of Christ 

tais coming kingdom. 

pe institutions of the church, its meetings, its rites, 
t doctrines, its off'icials and its works, — all are for the 
iiefit of men of good will, who love God and their neigh - 
i|. A study of these things should therefore be of in- 
fest and blessing. Readers of this book who will taKe 
1 trouble to read the many Bible references given in 
iijof of the statements made, will find much soul food 
if a sure anchor for their faith in the midst of the chaos 
i{ anarchy of the present moral crisis of the world. "He 
lit willeth to do his will shall know of the teaching." 
•tdience is tlie guide to truth. 

!' any be infected with the idea that it is useless to 

t;ly the Bible because modern science has proven that 

tt out of date, let him remember that the Bible was not 

ftten to teach science, but to teach morals, and its 

e hings to be of perpetual value must of necessity be 

X'l-essed, not in the terms of science which change from 

8 to age, but in the form of illustrations, biographies, 

y bols, poetic language, parables and proverbs that re- 

a: their moral content intact for all ages and civiliza- 

"■s. To insist upon a literal interpretation of everv- 

n g is as absurd as the literal translations of American 

l«te which appear in the presentation of speakine- movies 

1 Jreign countries. The message of the sacred Book 

O'is clothed with the beauty and eloquence of inspired 

ry and we need something of the same inspiration to 

I tune with it. When the heart is filled with the love 

od it will also thrill with the Word of God. 

^ t any who is inclined to think that science has ban- 

I God and his message to men remember that all the 

V great scientists have been devout believers in God. 

words of Lord Kelvin well represent them all. He 

It IS impossible to conceive either the beginning or 

'•ntmuation of life without a creating and law-giving 

1- I am profoundly convinced that modern zoologV- 

'eculations have not taken sufficiently into account 

xistence of a preconceived plan. We are surrounded 

overwhelming proofs of an intelligent and benevo- 

Pian. They reveal back of Nature the Creator and 



Hbe jfamil^ Eltar 

By T. C. Lyon 

Daily Readings and Suggestions 

(Keep with your Bible) 

MONDAY 

Mark 16:12, 13; Luke 24:13-27. It .seems to us now 
that the disciples were very slow to believe. Surely 
those who brought the glad news to them repeatedly' 
were not such habitual triflers that they could not be 
believed! It would seem, too, that after the consistent 
testimony of a number of the disciples some of them 
should have recalled the many plain statements of Jesus 
concerning his suffering and resurrection. However, the 
I fact remains that no such thing had ever happened be- 
fore, and perhaps we should have been just as incred- 
ulous and slow to understand. We should all pray often 
that famous prayer: "Lord, I believe: help thou mine 
unbelief!" 

TUESDAY 

Mark 16:14-18. If we feel that the early disciples 
were slow to believe, it may help to realize that it has 
taken the Christian church nearly two thousand years 
to begm to learn that "into all the world" meant all the 
world. And we have not yet learned to believe him 
when he said that his servants would not fight or 
swear, or do anything else that was not to the glory 
of God. Lord help our unjbelief, and may thy church 
today awake to her failures and walk worthily with 
thee, that many may be led to believe and be saved. 

WEDNESDAY 

Mark 16:19, 20; Romans 8:31-39. We cannot conceive 
of Jesus, with his work on earth accomplished, sitting 
idly m the heavens. In fact, verse 20 states that the 
Lord worked everywhere with the early disciples, and 
we know from experience today that Jesus still works 
in the world. Also, we know that at the right hand of 
God in heaven he ever liveth to make intercession for 
us. So that, in a double sense, "We serve no God whose 
work is done." Let us praise him for all his wonderful 
works unto the children of men! 

THURSDAY 

Psalm 25:1-7. How well the Psalmist knew himself 
and God! The best efforts of his own youth had re- 
sulted only in sin, and he therefore does not plead his 
own merits, but only the tender mercies and loving- 
kindness of the Lord. Even as the young birds in the 
nest must wait upon the parent birds for that which 
IS their very life, so must we wait upon the Lord— not 
only for our physical needs, but also for our spiritual 
needs— all the day. Lead us in thy truth, and teach us, 
O Lord. 

FRIDAY 

Psalm 25:8-14. Sometimes it is hard to see that all 
the paths of the Lord are mercy, but after we have 
passed along the way, and can look back upon it, we 
see that truly his path was one of mercy, as well as of 
truth. Happy are those who can say, iii faith beliving 
as they go along the road: "All the paths of the Lord 
are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and 
his testimonies." It is well to remember that though 
the soul of such a one may dwell at ease, there is no 
promise that the body shall dwell at ease also. 

SATURDAY 

Psalm 25:15-22. When we ourselves are in trouble 
and those who have persecuted us for righteousness' 
sake, without cause, seem to be prospering in all their 
ways, it is sometimes something of a trial of our faith 
However, aside from praying for them, we should not 
let them worry us. Only let us pray for integrity and 
righteousness, that we may not bring reproach " upon 
the Lord we serve and worship. 

SUNDAY 

Psalm 26. Let no one make the mistake of thinking 
that the Psalmist here prided himself on his own right- 
eousness, or was pleading his own merits. The secret 
is in the last half of the first verse: "I have trusted 
also in the Lord; therefore I shall not slide." Again in 
verse 11, after referring to his own integrity he yet 
pleads that the Lord will redeem him. Truly apart 
from him we can do nothing. 



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W. I. OUKER. 

President 
Goshen, Indiana 

E. U MILLER 

Vice-Prelidcnt 
Mnurertown. Virginia 



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SUNDAY SCHoo, 

y^ MAGAZINE SECTION 

M. A. STUCKEY. EDITOR. 
ASHLAND, OHIO 



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N. V. LEATHERMAN. 

General Secretary 
South Bend, Indiana 

M. P. PUTERBAUGH. 

Treasurer 

2210 Maple Ave., 

Evanston. Illinois 



"And Still It Grows" 

By Rev. Clifford G. Twombly, D.D. 

(Continued from last w^ek) 



And so the menace of the movies still 
grows, in spite of all the "new" codes of 
morals and promises of Mr. Hays and the 
movie men — until now it is an open chal- 
lenge to the Christian Church and ministry, 
for the salacious films present an obstacle 
to the advancement of Christianity and to 
the setting up of the Kingdom of God on 
earth which has got to be overcome if the 
Kingdom of God and its standards are to 
prevail, and American life and morals are 
not to be fatally corrupted and lowered. 

What We Can Do 

What then are we going to do about this 
question which concerns us all so tremen- 
dously? I speak to you as to Christian peo- 
ple who want to know what to do about it, 
1. I would say then, — first of all, — begin 
with the Christian Church, which alone, I 
believe, has the possible power and influence, 
if aroused, that are necessary to cope suc- 
cessfully with such an evil. 

Stir up your ministers individually and 
separately, everywhere, to interest them- 
selves in this grave problem which so vi- 
tally and universally affects the morals and 
ideals of their people, and especially the 
morals and ideals of practically all their 
children and young people — for ministers 
as a rule have not realized at first hand how 
grave this problem is, nor interested them- 
selves, or their churches, actively in its so- 
lution. The majority of them do not go to 
the movies except now and then to see some 
good picture, and so fail to know what the 
general run of pictures is. They naturally 
do not like to be seen at places whose bill- 
boards are often so lurid and suggestive and 
indecent and offensive; but they ought now 
to be seen there continually, for ii may in- 
deed be the truth that "the great storm-cen- 
tre of the actual fight of Good against Evil 
in the world now lies just there, and yet 
not one in fifty of the clergy, who ought 
to be the moral leaders of the people, real- 
ize the danger of the situation enough to be 
doing anything worth while about it." Min- 
isterial associations seldom seriously discuss 
it, and most church conventions have so far 
been strangely silent on the subject, or ob- 
livious to it. Yet we have never faced any 
such widespread menace in America before, 
and it challenges the utmost endeavor of 
the Christian Church and ministry to meet 
it. 

"But," it is objected, "a clergyman's job 
IS to teach spirituality, and not to make in- 
vestigations, such as that of the movies, for 
example, or to lead any battle against them. 
He must not soil his hands in this way! He 
must inspire his people individually "to do 
these things and to make these investiira- 
tionsl" *■ 

But what kind of a spirituality is it that 
preachers to others but does not lead the 
way? And what kind of spirituality is it 
that does not allow a clergyman to soil his 
own hands, but does allow him to urge other 
people, his people, to soil theii- hands ? Can- 



not he engage in such a battle for the right, 
just as well as they ? Is he not presumably 
as strong to withstand the evil as they? Is 
he in any greater danger of becoming con- 
taminated than they ? If so, is he fit to be 
their spiritual leader? What would have 
been thought of a captain in the war who 
exhoited his soldiers to go over the top 
against the enemy and then stayed behind 
in safety himself? As for the danger of a 
clergyman's setting an example to others 
by being seen at the movies, those others 
will soon learn to know why he is there if 
he is in eai-nest and not afraid to speak 
out about what he sees and learns! 

If it is objected again that "personal re- 
ligion is the chief thing for the minister 
and church to teach," it may be answered 
again, "It is true that little can be done in 
such a fight without personal religion, for 
that alone can give the insight and courage 
and high determination and perseverance 
and right spirit that are necessary to make 
it, but a minister or a church that teaches 
a personal religion which is content to stop 
without fighting such a battle of the Lord 
as this in this critical day and generation 
is not the kind we need most in America 
today." 

2. Not long ago, I have been told, a large 
group of people and missionaries in India 
sent through the American Consul a pro- 
test to our American Government against 
the kind of movies that were being shown 
in India. The American Government replied 
that it could do nothing in the matter ex- 
cept to try to persuade the moving picture 
men to do better, as there was no legislation 
covering the subject! Then it is the busi- 
ness of the Christian Church, or of the 
Christian men and women who compose the 
church, which to me is the same thing, to 
help make legislation which will enable the 
.■American Government to do something to 
protect the Indians and others, as well as 
ourselves, from our moving picture immor- 
alities. 

Fortunately two good bills have been in- 
troduced into Congress which, if enacted, 
will go far towards this end: The Brook- 
hart Senate Bill, No. 1003, which would put 
an end to blind and block booking, and make 
each local exhibitor free (as he is not now 
free) to choose his films in an open market, 
and therefore responsible for the kind of 
pictures he elects to show in the community 
in which his theatre is situated; and The 
Hudson H. R. Bill No. 9986, which would 
regulate the movies at their source of pro- 
duction in accordance with certain moral 
standards of decency which the movie men 
themselves have felt obliged to put forth 
from time to time to allay public indigna- 
tion, but to which they have never yet ad- 
hered! 

See to it, then, I would say to you, — in 
the second place,— that petitions to the Sen- 
ate, in care of Senator Smith M. Brookhart, 
and petitions to the House of Representa- 



tives in care of Representative Grant 
Hudson, for the speedy enactment of thj 
bills, flow into Congress by the thousa.j 
from Christian people everywhere from ts 
time on, until this growing and terrij 
menace of the salacious movies is overco . 

A Futile Method 

We are often told that the way to - 
prove the movies is to "support the g.l 
and ignore the bad!" No counsel could 8 
more welcome to the moving picture n , 
for it not only makes larger support 
likely for the good pictures, but above ■ 
other thing it leaves the moving pi 
men free to show all the evil pictures 
choose to show without further hindi 
or objection, or fear of hostile legislt 
and they know well that there are al 
"enough people whose weaknesses ca 
pandered to, to make the evil pictures j 
Such a plan offers no protection to anyi 
and no reform. It has been largely i 
gated and spread as a slogan by the il 
men themselves; it is a smoke-screen of e 
cleverest kind. 

"But if the movie men cannot earn t r 
accustomed enormous profits except y 
showing a certain percentage of corrupg 
pictures — except by following the prin 
that the box-office must determine the < 
acter of their productions — what can t y 
do? Have they not a right to show .-i 
pictures?" I would answer "No!" Mos: 
cidedly they have not! No business ha.- 
right whatever to exist on earth if it ji 
make its profits through the corruptionf 
the public morals." 

Will the Christian church and mini 
in vindication of their moral leadershi 
the nation, rise up and meet that challei 
Or, will they give up that leadership id 
admit their helplessness in face of sui a 
situation, and become of little or no act 
as far as moral problems in the commi; ;,. 
are concerned? — From Twentieth 
Progress. 



Editor's Select Notes on 
Sunday School Lessooj 

(Lesson for February 22) 
Jesus Bearing the Good Tidi 

Scripture Lesson — Luke 8. 

Printed Text— Luke 8:1-15. 

Devotional Reading— Isa. 61:1-3, ij^ 

Golden Text — He went about thn! 
cities and villages, preaching and brin ig,, 
the good tidings of the kingdom of 
Luke 8:1. 

Introductory Note 

After the supper in Simon's house, • 
made a preaching .tour through Galilee, 
he is again by the sea of Galilee. He wl 
spent a busy day teaching, healing, de: ig 
with enemies. There seems to have be * 
separation between him and the Phari * 
Enemfes lurked to catch something ^ 
him whereby to accuse him. So he beg » 
new style of preaching, — by parables- M 
express design was to give truth to r< P" 
tive minds by picture teachings that ex » 
the same, while the real teachings wou » 
enigmas to his enemies. These par e« 
were spoken to "much people," v. 4, bu «■ 
ceptive hearers and they only would gc w 
benefit, vs. 9, 10. When the disciples ' 
for a private explanation, he is glad to ^ 
it, but critical, dishonest heai-ers are lef ^ 
enlightened. — ^Vella. 



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The Ministering Women 

1) Their gratitude for what Christ had 
jjie for them filled them with the desire 

lo what they could for one who had done 
ibnuch for them. (2) The fact that they 
1 1 been cured gave them power to per- 

I de others to trust in Jesus. (3) Their 
)ig healed by faith in Jesus, filled them 
sh love, and the spirit of Jesus, and the 
i]-itual life from which would grow the 
rues of the Christian life. (4) Their pres- 
!] 3 itself, as examples of Jesus' work for 
c 1, was a power to help his cause. They 

r'stered ttnto him of their substance." 
may understand from this that they 

II :hased with their means the food and 
i< ir necessaries, when needful, prepared 
I food, paid the expense of lodgings." It 
ir, impossible for Jesus and his disciples 

am their own living while giving them- 
eles up to the work of preaching and 
i ing. — Illustrated Quarterly. 

Wayside Hearers 

ayside hearers "are not opposers, they 
,ve seed; but they receive the ti-uth as 
are, without the soil of their natures 
changed. They do not understand 
;t. 13:19) because they are not prepared 
jinderstand." "They have exposed their 
elts as common roads to every evil influ- 
of the world, till they have become as 
a| as pavements. Cares, worries, pleas- 
passions, worldly interests, have corn- 
possession of their minds. Moreover, 
cometh immediately, like the birds 

1 je field, and taketh away the word." 
is is the most terrible saying in the 
Bible," says Luther of verse 12, "and 
little thought of! For who thinks and 

slJi'es that the devil too goes to church 
IK sees how men listen so carelessly to 
leiVord of God and do not even pray, and 
«fcheir hearts are like a hard road, which 
lefVord does not penetrate? Alas! even 
I J who love the Word of God there is 
ali'something of the hard road in our 

;ai3." 

I, 

I{; road-like hardness of some hearers 
lUiji have been caused by their arrogant, 
it€;ctual self-sufficiency. Arrogance of 
lis rand has increased with the enlarging 
H'ms of knowledge. As men discover 
01: truth, as they win their way by re- 
ia)i,i into God's methods their power in- 
•esi's and they feel more and more inde- 
m'.nt. It is quite the fashion, now, to 
lOidn this new-found power and to want 
I Wense with God. Man thinks he is 
OM'ch of his environment and well on his 
' the overlordship of the universe. His 
hard and the good news of God does 
•'t .ik in. 

Lt-s are trampled by long hours of toil, 
"Ji- that sees no relief ahead except 
' rought by illness or death. This is 
iidness that afflicted the "man with 
«•" The unfeeling pressure of our 
lal machine hardens men's souls; first 
re too tired to learn, and soon they 
lifferent.— Dr. F. D. Slutz. 

The Stony Ground . 

Stony Ground represents those whose 
lis are touched, but the word does not 
heir moral nature; and their will and 
*r are unchanged. They are moved 

winds of popular excitement or en- 
m, but there is no new life. "Their 
' not the mere fact of receiving the 

ith joy. For joy is a characteristic 
as well as of shallow natures. Ab- 

f joys in a religious life is a sign. 



not of depth, but of dulness. Joy without 
thought is a definition of the stony-ground 
hearer." 

Much of the seed falls on thin soil which 
receives it at once but which affords no 
depth for the roots. Persons who have a 
thousand fleeting wishes but no main de- 
sire, who champion every fad, and who 
nurse every whim for a brief fortnight, 
make a great demonstration of their inter- 
est in the good news of God only to run 
away after a new will o' the wisp when it 
floats into their ken. Such people cannot 
be counted on. They are everything and 
nothing. — Slutz. 

Good Seed Among Thorns 

It is not "this world" but the cares of this 
world; not "riches" but the deceitfulness of 
riches, that choke the word. It is the undue 
longing for riches, whether they are ob- 
tained or not, that destroys the power of 
heavenly things. "As the productive parts 
of a field in Palestine will sooner or later 
be covered with these thorns, the lesson of 
the parable is not that Christians will es- 
cape thorny days by rich fniit bearing. But 
what a sower in Palestine knows that he 
should do is to get his seed in early." — 
Adams. 

The sad state of these is that they are 
double-minded, as James says, and because 
of it bring nothing to perfection through 
their spiritual efforts. They try to serve 
both God and Mammon. — Otterbein Teacher. 

They seem well disposed toward the tnath, 
but just have no time or strength to give 
it the attention it requires for growth. Their 
hearts are divided. They desire salvation 
but cannot or do not pay the price of up- 
rooting from their lives the worldly inter- 
ests which so take their time and effort 
that there is nothing left for the truth to 
thrive on. — Brethren Teacher's Monthly. 



The Good Ground 

The Good Ground represents such (1) as 
hear, (2) and receive, (3) in a good and 
honest heart, (4) hold it fast, (5) and yield 
fruit, (6) with patience, (7) growing up and 
increasing. 
- _ "Hold it fast," as distinguished from way- 
side hearers. 

"In a good and honest heart" — versus the 
stony-ground hearers. 

"Yielding frait"— versus the thorny- 
ground hearers. — Adams. 

Consider how the good seed grows. In 
1890 a small coffee plant was sent to Blan- 
tyre, Africa, and within sixteen years five 
million coffee trees had been produced by 
the one parent tree. A good seed planted 
in favorable soil produces far more than 
sixty or a hundredfold. "Only a word for 
Jesus, spoken in fear, with sense of need; 
yet, with the Master's blessing, thousands 
that word may feed." 

The planting may be in the form of a 
tract, but if it finds good soil who can tell 
what the harvest may be? Richard Gibbs 
wrote a tract entitled, "The Bruised Reed." 
A tin peddler gave it to a boy named Rich- 
ard Baxter and it led him to Christ. He 
wrote, "A Call to the Unconverted." Thou- 
sands were saved through it, among them 
being Philip Doddridge, who wrote, "The 
Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul." 
It fell into the hands of William Wilberforce, 
the emancipator of the slaves in the British 
colonies, and led him to Christ. Wilberforce 
wrote, "A Practical View of Christianity," 
which fired the heart of Leigh Richmond, 
who then wrote, "The Dairyman's Daugh- 
ter." Soon 4,000,000 copies, in fifty differ- 
ent languages, were circulated. And who 
knows the whole story? It can never be 
fully known what influences came from the 
tract written by Richard Gibbs. Thus the 
good seed is multiplied. 



E. M. RIDDLE, 

President 
Warsaw, Indiana 

r. C. VANATOR, 

Associate 
Peru, Indiana 



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C. D. WHITMER. 217 E. Dubail Ave., South Bend, Ind. 



GLADYS M. SPICI-, 

General Secretary 

and 

Treasurer 

2301 13th St.. N. E., 
Canton, Ohio 



Our Society Goals for 1931 

Mrs. C. H. Bennett 



Much has been said about the value of 
goals. Every organization finds their mem- 
bers do a better year's work if definite goals 
are set. Many Christian Endeavor Societies 
had definite goals for the year of 1930 and 
it was well when the year had closed to 
have taken a lesson from the careful motor- 
ist, who regularly upon reaching a "Stop" 
sign — hesitates, looks both ways, and then 
proceeds. We have looked both ways — back- 
ward that we might profit by our mistakes 
and victories and forward to get a new 
vision of the needs which will furnish new 
goals. 

Our Brethren leaders have concluded that 
the goals based upon the objectives proposed 
at the Eighth World's Christian Endeavor 
Convention in Berlin should form an oppor- 
tunity for us to co-operate in a large way 
with others of like vision, to bring about a 
Christ-like living among youth. 

Evangelism receives the first considera- 
tion. Every society and union is urged to 
make a concerted effort to recruit new mem- 
bers. Societies to meet the needs of all 



ages should be organized and special effort 
made to interest the non-Christian youth of 
the community. Study ways of reaching 
others and of holding those already touched 
with the knowledge of Christ. 

Citizenship comes next and there are 
many studies in citizenship, law observance, 
community needs, which could be taken up 
by classes or by the entire society. Too 
much stress cannot be laid on trying to 
teach youth, that true citizenship lies in giv- 
ing the very best service to Christ. 

World's Peace was given a place on the 
1931 programme. Every young person 
should be interested in international and in- 
terracial relationships. Study different races, 
their problems, their needs and get a know- 
ledge of what can be done to conquer race 
prejudice, and the selfish commercial greed 
which exists between nations. 

Missions — The understanding of mission- 
ary problems and some definite step toward 
boosting mission work should be one of the 
most interesting goals. Study mission books, 
have special services for the promoting of 



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missionary teachings, bring interesting news 
items from mission fields and of course, 
best of all, if possible during the year have 
a returned missionary to speak to the entire 
society. Brethren societies should be espe- 
cially interested in the mission objective — 
The Full Support of Krypton, Kentucky. 
Remember the plea made by Miss Spice, and 
as she states, "it is a real privilege and a 
great joy to be able to be instruments in 
his hands." Each society should have a 
part in this — a load divided among many 
becomes light. 



Lastly we are asked to give a place to 
Christian Unity. We should practice fel- 
lowship with Christ's people through Chris- 
tian enterprises, conferences and social and 
service activities. The county unions fur- 
nish a fine opportunity for this fellowship. 

Bring these objectives before your socie- 
ties. Ask for the adoption of the Covenant 
as prepared by International Christian En- 
deavor. Then study — work — and pray for 
their attainment. 

Warsaw, Indiana. 



Fifty Years of Christian Endeavor 

High Points in the Society's Progress 

(Note — Christian Endeavorers are advised upon the President of the United States, 
to save these papers or clip this brief his- Wan-en G. Harding, 
tory of Christian Endeavor and paste it in a 1923 

scrap book for future reference.) ^J\ The Endeavorers of Hungary, under the 

'' leadership of Dr. Csia and his associates, 



A READ-YOUR-BIBLE WEEK 

For Prayer Meeting Committees 

In consultation with the superinteni 
choose a week to be "Read-Your-li; 
Week." Talk of it for several weeks ir( 
vance until the Juniors are interested. I 
plan is to get every active member, i 
others, too, if they will, to pledge themsi i 
to try to read the Junior daily reacj 
every day for one week. They will ah 
gin by reading the Scripture one Sund: i 
the meeting, and close with the readir ( 
the next Sunday's reading the folio n 
week. At the meeting on the second n 
day each one will tell of one thing h ■ 
learned from his reading during the 
which, of course, will be on the topic. . 
sure that each Junior has a copy of 1 
Junior Daily Portion" containing the i| 
readings, or copy the readings from 1 
Junior Christian Endeavor World. ■ 



1911 

The twenty-fifth International Convention 
was held on the Million-Dollar Pier and in 
many churches, Atlantic City, N. J., July 6- 
, 12. ■ 

The \'ictorious slogan, "A Saloonless Na- 
tion by 1920" had its inception at this con- 
vention. 

Rev. F. B. Meyer accepted the presidency 
of the London Christian Endeavor Federa- 
tion, the largest city union in the world. 

1913 

The plan of Christian Endeavor Life- 
Work Recniits was adopted by the United 
Society at the Los Angeles Convention, the 
plan having been previously introduced by 
the Ohio Christian Endeavor Union. 

1915 

Dr. Daniel A. Poling was elected asso- 
ciate president of the United Society of 
Christian Endeavor July 7. 

1916 

The United Society of Christian Endeavor 
for India, Buniia, and Ceylon reported more 
than 50,000 members. 

1918 

Christian Endeavor made a splendid rec- 
ord of service in the army camps and can- 
teens in all parts of the country, along both 
social and religious lines. 

July 30-August 1 the World's Christian 
Endeavor Building, 41 Mt. Vernon Street, 
Boston, Mass., was dedicated with impres- 
sive ceremonies; and a beautiful United 
Slates flag, the gift of Colonel Edward H. 
Haskell, was flung to the breeze. 

1919 

August G Edward P. Gates, field secre- 
tary of the Illinois Christian Endeavor 
Union, was elected field secretary of the 
United Society of Christian Endeavor, and 
on October 1, general .secretary. 

William Shaw resigned as general secre- 
tary of the United Society of Christian En- 
deavor August 8, the resignation becoming 
etfective December 31. 

1921 

The fortieth anniversary of Christian En- 
deavor was celebrated by a special meeting 
in the parsonage of Williston Church, where 
Christian Endeavor was born. The first 
president and the leader of the first prayer 
meeting, Granville Staples, led the meet- 
ing. 

On Sunday afternoon, April 24, honorary 
membership in the Christian Endeavor Al- 
umni Association of Washington, D. C, wu.s 
conferred by Dr. Clark at the White House 



did magnificent work under most trying con- 
ditions. They rented the old Parliament 
building for evangelistic meetings, and had 
an attendance of more than 1,800. 

The voice-amplifier was used for the first 
time at a Christian Endeavor convention 
at the Des Moines Convention. It was a 
complete success. 

250,000 young people completed one or 
more leadership-training courses. Califor- 
nia led, with an enrolment of 12,183. 

On December 1 Dr. and Mrs. Francis E. 
Clark sailed for Italy and southern Europe 
to spend the winter in resting and writing. 
(To be continued) 



A HOBO HIKE 

For Social Committees 

This hobo hike was tried by a Jumc^ 
ciety in Illinois. The Juniors all dil 
up to look like tramps. The best lo ig 
hobo was given a prize, a piece of els 
and the one that looked least like a A 
was given a booby prize, a bar of soaj: ill 
Juniors walked a mile and a half t tb 
tourist camp, and there fried bacon a 
eggs, cooked wieners, and toasted n si 
mallows. They also had lemonade ar pi 
and played games. This would mal a 
ideal outing, a first class good time f( Ji 
niors. 



SentJ Foreiejii Mission Funds to 
LOUIS S. BAUMAN 

Financial Secretary Foreign Board 

l!)25 East 5th St., 

Long Beach, California 



MISSIONS 



Send Home Missionary Funds t 

R. PAUL MILLER 

Home Missionary Secretaqr 

Berne, Indiana 



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Lost Creek, Kentucky 



During One Year 

At the beginning of the school year 1929 
to 1930, a new basis was laid down for the 
work. We then went on just about half the 
support from the Home Mission Board that 
it had been receiving. When this basis was 
first proposed it was thought that it could 
not go forth on such a basis. But after 
much prayer, it was accepted, and the work 
went forth. On that basis up until one 
year ago the work was moving along on 
very smooth waters, spiritually and numer- 
ically. The school the fullest it had ever 
been, and the spiritual state high. 

Then just about exactly one year ago, the 
crash came. Like thunder in a clear sky, 
word was passed that a bank at Jackson 
had failed, and the Institute had around five 
hundred dollars there at the time, and it is 
still there or somewhere else. Up until this 
bank failure the work had done something 
that it had never been able to do before, 
even when receiving double the amount of 
money from the Board, and that was paying 
its bills all up as it went along, and paying 
some on ten days' time for two per cent 
discount. 

Well the prospect did not seem good at 
the close of last year, and also for the open- 
ing of this new year. What would the year 
bring forth? But every teacher felt that 
their call to the work was from the Lord, 



and if he called the needs would b«| 
(Phil. 4:19). 

The new year opened, and this is h* 
we are wanting to get before you es' ' 
ly. With the opening of the new : 
new MOVE WAS LAUNCHED, 
OPENING OF NEW SUNDAY SCii 
AND BIBLE CLASSES WHERE 
HAD NONE. Ten Sunday schools an^ 
classes were soon going, outside of th 
day school and Bible work here at tht 
tute. The new road especially gave t T 
portunity for this work. To date, co titl! 
the sei-vices held at the county jail 
have been fifty confessions of fait) 
this work. This to us is very good 
and the thing that we have been ^ 
to see put on. 

We are also glad to report that tl. ' 
day services are now seemingly betU 
they have ever been before, with the 
attendance ever known in Breathitt^ 
at regular services. And the 
about it is that it seems to be staU] 
chapel room is overcrowded, and a i 
is filled to overflowing. This last £J 
some were complaining about havi 
stand in this side room because tin I 
there had all been taken. It was ft I 
the chapel, the main room was full 

Then also the school is now full ul 
year saw the largest attendance ever I 



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and I believe that this year will equal 

not go over it, even with the hard 

on. Then another remarkable thing 

it financially we now seem to be com- 

ack stronger than ever since the bank 

e. We do' not understand it, how this 

come to pass in such a time as we 

)W passing through. Prayers must be 

, and our God is answering. 

ther remarkable thing is now showing 

ome seem to fear that there is danger 

I many high schools in this section, 

Bcause of some having been built of 

ears that, there is no more need of 

jng of the kind here. Our contention 

if this high school is in the Will of 

rd, it will not matter how many other 

1; are built about it, and now we have 

idence that this is right. Recently a 

man from another town where there 

high schools, one a church school, 

ler a state school, came to enroll in 

de Institute. We wondered why he 

it. He replied: "I heard you preach 

|cteen" last summer, and I wanted to 

your school some." Others have 

£ewise. The appeal of the moral stan- 

f Riverside Institute is now, as we 

lured on it doing, taking hold of the 

im of the Mountain people, and they 

heir children here in school. How 

(1 this large attendance this year be 

ted? Recently a local man, a keep 

:r, said in the presence of the writer, 

Bjide Institute now seems to be ap- 

;(^ig its brightest and best years." And 

eseem so here, but — . Shall we pray 

ti' will of the Lord be done here, and 

r obstruct his will for this work ? We 

e praying much and earnestly for 

AID WILL YOU, DEAR READER, 

i|P JOIN US ? G. E. DRUSHAL. 



Krypton, Kentucky 

the Krypton work has cause for 
ving. God has so wondrously an- 
3( prayer and reopened a work which 
snied practically dead. During the 
iS| period of waiting for a pastor, there 
tise who continued to pray for and 



.the work. May God bless those 
ones forever! 



y Step God had brought things to 

il Conference time when we re- 

ord that the Mission Board was 

n^i pastor and was planning to sup- 

th(work. How we do praise God for 

nr less! 

1 Gehman is full of plans for en- 
•s lie work and making it more self- 
'-' g if possible. We feel that in due 
stre of our fondest dreams for this 
w| come true. We somehow always 
'^ a certain faith that these dreams 

terialize. 

h the kindness of the Gospel Team 

' id College, we have some lovely 

i which has greatly increased the 

nd appearance of two of our dor- 

iins. (We gave them measurements 

oom, and they were far-reaching 

nerosity and gave almost enough 

oms.) An unusually large amount 

othing has been sent in and dis- 

this winter. A chicken house is 

ti-uction. These things are all en- 

and point toward permanency and 

we feel. We have hopes of get- 

se soon so that Brother Gehman 

far up the creeks, visiting those 

't, or at least do not, get here 

vices. We pray that this visita- 



tion may prove to be a fruitful means of 
soul-winning. 

Our school at present seems encouraging. 
We ha^e twenty-nine enrolled. We are try- 
ing to hide God's word in the hearts of 
these jewels. There is considerable inter- 
est taken in Mr. Gehman's Bible class for 
the upper grades. Every day at the Bible 
period, one of the neighborhood men comes 
in to study with the young people. 

Our prayer meetings on Wednesday eve- 
ning are a source of inspiration to me. It is 



so good to have a pastor here who stands 
strong for prayer meetings. We are mak- 
ing a study of some of the vital Bible doc- 
trines on these evenings in connection with 
our prayer services. 

We long for all our activities to work to- 
gether to the glory of God in the salvation 
of precious souls. We do so long to see 
people saved and are praying for a revival 
at Krypton. Indeed, may one be sent. 
Yours in the Service Triumphant, 

LYDA CARTER. 




NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



Our Lord's Greatert Apoitle 
was a great torreipondent 




NEWS OF THE COLLEGE 

This present semester has set a record for 
enrollment, there being 312 students in at- 
tendance, not counting the music or some 70 
on Saturday. There is not the slightest 
doubt but that we could have 400 students 
here if we were to provide room and teach- 
ers for them. Many schools report a loss 
for this present semester, some as many as 
400 less, but we have gained. The enroll- 
ment for the past semester was an even 300. 
I am expecting 325 for next fall. 

Miss Beulah Woods, M.A (Chicago) has 
arrived and taken up the work formerly 
done by Mrs. Leslie. 

Also, Miss Esther Diaz from Porto Rico 
is here. She said that she had never been 
off of the island before and therefore had 
never seen trees without leaves. 

Ashland has lost some of its basketball 
games this year, the opposition being out 
of our class, but this past week we won 
handsomely from Kenyon, 27 to 40, and from 
Ohio Northern 20 to 24. I am planning on 
an adidtion to our recitation room for next 
year by using a newly equipped room on 
the third floor of Founders' Hall for the 
Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A., thus re- 
leasing rooms in the new building. 

For the first time within the history of the 
school, we have made Chapel compulsory 
two days a week for all students. Dean 
Mason on Monday and Thursday, takes the 
Freshmen to what was formerly Hesperian 
Literary hall for chapel. This room holds 
comfortably about 110. The Freshman num- 
ber about 125. So we are crowded there. 
All other students meet in the Chapel which 
holds 200 and is full. So you may see that 
we are well crowded here. A new Chapel 
building is a necessity. 

It looks now as if the College Board 
should meet April 14th. 

The State Department of Public Instruc- 
tion recently inspected us and found the 
school quite satisfactory, in fact above the 
required standards. 

I recently addressed the Exchange Club 
at Orrville and also spoke at the Maple 
Grove church (Church of the Brethren) on 
Some Triumphs of Modem Biology. 

The Tri-county Basketball tournament 
will be held this year in our Gymnasium. 

At the last meeting of the Faculty Club, 
Professor Lowe, of the department of phy- 
sics, read a very able paper on the sub- 
ject of Pluto, the Newly Discovered Planet. 
Dr. Muzumdar, (Ph.D. of Wisconsin) who 
accompanied Gandhi on his trip to the sea, 
was in Ashland recently and spoke very in- 
telligently upon India. 

EDWIN E. JACOBS. 



FIRST WHITE GIFT REPORT 

Mrs. Etta Studebaker $ i oo 

Mrs. H. C. Fortney 2.00 

Mary Snyder q'qq 

Mr. & Mrs. Lee F. Myer 5.00 

Amanda Kilhefner 5.00 

Elizabeth Rishel 10 00 

Mrs. Mary Rishel " 10 00 

Mrs. E. G. Goode 2.OO 

Waterloo, Iowa, S. S 215^00 

Waterloo, Iowa, W. M. S 50 00 

Meyersdale, Pa., S. S 128.30 

Goshen, Indiana 24.55 

New Lebanon, Ohio 42.36 

Oakville, Indiana, S. S 28!38 

Dayton, Ohio, S. S geieO 

Berlin, Pennsylvania, S. S 73.85 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1st Ch. . 182.44 

New Paris, Indiana, S. S 20.09 

Miamisburg, Ohio 5.00 

Ashland, Ohio, S. S 10o!oO 

Rev. and Mrs. G. C. Carpenter 10.00 

Fremont, Ohio, S. S 6 11 

Smithville, Ohio, S. S ['. 23!36 

Burlington, Indiana, S. S 23.86 

Scott Richael 5 qo 

Elkhart, Indiana 34!l5 

Milledgeville, Illinois 126!78 

Portis, Kansas 34.42 

Falls City, Nebraska 85!47 

Morrill, Kansas 33.44 

Mr. & Mrs. Horace H. Merritt . . . 5^00 

Gratis, Ohio 27.82 

Flora, Indiana, S. S 4i]oo 

Salem Brethren S. S., (Ohio) ... 27!69 

South Bend, Indiana 40.74 

Mexico, Indiana 42.08 

La Verne, California 117.69 

Carleton, Br. Ch., (Iowa) 7.79 

Bryan, Ohio i6!37 

Roann, Indiana 44.57 

Bethel Br. S. S. (Indiana) 71.25 

Peru, Indiana, S. S 27.45 

Beaver City, Nebraska 5.00 

Mundays' Comer, Pennsylvania . . 10.60 

South Gate, California 4.25 

Dallas Center, Iowa 25.50 

College Corner, Indiana 5.00 

Waynesboro, Pennsylvanai, S. S. . . 52.56 

Nappanee, Indiana 127.58 

Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Himiller (Fair- 
view church) 3.00 

Williamstown, Ohio 5.17 

Mollie R. Griffin (Uniontown Ch.) 5.00 

Winchester, Virginia 22.75 

West Alexandria, Ohio 37.75 

Canton, Ohio 25.00 

St. James S. S. (Maryland) 16.10 

Gravelton, Br. S. S. (Indiana) 17.14 

Philadelphia, 3rd Church 35.00 

Mr. & Mrs. G. B. Seibert and 

daughter (Beaver City Ch.) ... 15.00 



P3^el4 THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST FEBRUARY 14, 1931 

Mai.rprtown Church (VirEinia) . . . 30.60 Hebrew critical based on Jeremiali 31 :31- up with a ten year contract, and other mij 

wtifHpr California • • ■ 20.00 34 in which he handled in a very acceptable are running steadily. With a return to n 

m" ™nt {-rove (lowaV • 10.00 manner the difficult problem of the New malcy, this section will make possible 

Leon Iowa ' ^'^•^^ Covenant. Brother Donald Carter brought splendid return to strength for this chur 

Fairhaven church (Ohio) 24.15 a very practical and appropriate message to The pastor of this church is Brother H. 

Bethel Church (Kansas) 3.93 us from Acts 16:30-34. Nowag. This quiet man of God works 

Martinsburg, Pennsylvania 7-00 Qur young men are manifesting exception- Johnstown for the steel works and dri- 

Middlebranch, Ohio 10-10 ^j ability in rightly dividing the Word and thirty miles to this church and keeps its s 

Hamlin, Kansas 43.00 presenting the Truth in a pleasing manner. vices going regularly. The people of t 

N Manchester, Indiana 106.85 jugg Helen Garber, a special student in community love Mm truly and stand by h 

Roanoke, Indiana 5.00 ^^e Seminary, left at the end of the first to a man. He is loved, respected, i 

Ardmore Brethren Church 11-00 gemester to take up the work of teaching trusted by his members and the people 

Rittman, Ohio l''-42 gj^g in the public schools of Nappanee, In- the community. He is a tireless worl 

Yellow Creek, Pennsylvania, S. S. 4.50 ^iana. K. M. MONROE. thinking not of himself, but only of the j 

N. Vandergrift, Pennsylvania 10.34 pie over whom God has made hun sheph.l 

Mrs Vema UUom 1-00 May God give us many more such men 'i 

Lanark, Illinois, S. S 100.00 DAYTON, OHIO will serve God because they love him ti 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania (2nd Ch.) 16.59 -pj^g ■pj^.g^ Brethren church of Dayton held of all. 

Vinco, Pennsylvania, S. S 5.00 ^^^^^ revival meeting during the month of The meetings were well attended. St 

Gretna, Ohio, S. S H-OO January and enjoyed wonderful weather dur- people were driving thirty miles each ; 

Uniontown, Pennsylvania 8-''0 ^^^ ^^^ y,^^g gg^ f^j. ,,}j|g ggi-yice. The at- to the services. Towns all around furm . 

Carleton, Nebraska, S. S 43.18 tendance was very good and we were made a good attendance. Some nights the bii 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania (3rd Ch.) 32.15 j^appy by the confessions of twenty-six dur- ing was tnily too small for those thate 

Conemaugh, Pennsylvania 56.50 ^^^ ^.j^^ period. May God bless them and sired to hear. Such attendance showed a 

Denver, Indiana ^-05 ^^^^ ^-^em ever faithful, is our earnest pray- the church has a good standing in the l<il 

Warsaw, Indiana 35.56 ^^ ity where it is. It was a great plea^i 

Hagerstown, Maryland 182.45 '^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^ to preach to folks who love the Wor « 

Masontown, Pennsylvama 10.00 ^.^^ ^^ ^^^ ^.^^^^ churches throughout the God like these folks do. 

AUentown, Pennsylvania 22.63 .^ ^^.^ ^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ I have no doubt m my mind as t. . 

N. Liberty Indiana, S S. 5.86 ^^^ ^J ^^ ^^^.^ ^^^.^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^_ future of this church if there is suli 

Sunimit Mills Pennsylvania 9.18 ^ ^^^ ^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ .^_ advance m employment m the mines 

Bcthleheni Church (Virgima) .... 9.36 ^^^^.^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ b^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^ low of the return of the people who ,« 

Loree, Indiana ^^.U y^ ^^^^^^^ composing a choir, directed AHed the houses of this h.tle tojm h 

.0.04 37 by Miss Peterson, bringing the message in fjte of the slack tunes, however the 14 

T ^°^^ -.i ■ ioVi song and wliich message came to us forcibly ful workers and pastor have kept the * 

January 31, 1931 reminding us that we must first become as shimng and the work going just the 

M. P. PUTERBAUGH, Treasurer. ^ ^^jg ^^^^^ ^^ g^ter into the Kingdom. It has taken much sacrifice and lab. 

^ , „, TTn i J. 1. they have been faithful to the Lor. 
Rev. and Mrs Whetstone were very much ^J ^^^^^_ ^ ^^^^^^ j^^^ b, 

SEMINARY NOTES appreciated and we trust it will be their ^^ ^^^^ .^^ suffered less than this oi> 

On February third Professor Stuckey rep- 6°°^ ^^"^'"7, '° nlT^iZ^^T^^.T.^ ^ ^"^ frequently finding churches thj^ 

resented our seminary at the inauguration *L1'=^' GJ'.KlKUDl!. inctiiiiUiL. passing away simply because the peq^ 

of Dr. Andrew W. Blackwood, as professor are left in the church do not love the 

of Homiletics, and Dr. John E. Kuizenga, as LISTIE PENNSYLVANIA enough to sacrifice to keep the woric i 

professor of Apologetics and Christian Eth- ,- ^ t^' n i n/rn + Many would rather see the chuuph 

ics, at Princeton Theological Seminary. He ^ Evangehst R. Paul Miller, a man sent ^j^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ Lord, die, rather • ' 

was one of fori;y-five men who represented, from God, came to Listie for a two weeks ^^^^jy ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^ l^bor to 

for the most part, seminaries located in cen- meeting. ^ ^, , , . , . , , going. God pity us. 

tral and eastern states. Such contacts with To recount the blessings which came to us -^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^h Brother and ^^ 

other seminaries are verv much worth while, as the result of the meeting would be an j^_ ^ Mostaller and a real home i 

Brother Stuckey also spent several hours endless task. The ovei-flowing audiences; the r^.^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ q^^ ^^^ 1, 

at the New York Biblical Seminary where words of appreciation; the glowing faces; ^^^.^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^j^gi^. ^^ ^^y^^^^ Qoi 

he found a large student body, a fine fac- the renewed mterest; the awakened prayer ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^y^ ^^^ ^^ 

ulty, and a splendid librarv for technical l^e; the converted church members; and the j ^^ y^^ ^j^^ ^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ Listie a 

theological work. penitent sinners all speak of the forceful ^^^ ^^^^ ^^g^g ^-^^ ^^^ f^^. j great!; 

In the training of our high school teach- Presentation of the Iruth. ^^^ j^^^pp^ ^^^^ j gpg^t with them ii 

ers the State requires that each one, before Never m the history of the congregation homes and in working with them in .^ - „ 

receiving a degree from Ashland College has our church been so wonderfully blessed, the lost. R. PAUL MILI «• 

permitting them to teach, shall observe a We covet similar experiences for all the 

regular high school teacher conduct his class churches in Christendom, confident that if TEEGARDEN INDIAN.A 

from three to five hours a week for one such revivals were general "The Witness" ^^ readers of Evangelist: Yc i 

semester and then for five hours a week, would soon be given and our blessed and j^^J^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^-^^^^-^^ ^^ ^^^^^^ , 

under the obsel•^'ation of a critic teacher, adorable Lord and Master would return. ^^^^ ^.^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ preachin' « 

conduct a high school class for one semes- "Even so, come quickly. Lord Jesus." ^^^^ month since last February. T ] 

ter. May God continue to bless and make pjg ^j.g jj, earnest and are willing 

Some of us have long thought that our Brother Miller a blessing in his ministry ^.j^gj^. p^^ for their church, 

future ministers should have opportunity for among the churches. H. W. NOWAG. After taking the work one ye; 

some such training while here in prepara- Sunday school began to grow sti .. 

tion for their life work. Our seminar per- until last Sunday we had an attend | 

iod seems to fulfill this need. Beginning THE REVIVAL AT LISTIE, PENNSYL- 54^ the largest for several years, il 

this semester we have our seminar in our VANIA Last Summer we took in two l) 

Ashland church after the regular Wednes- My evangelistic work in California closed from the LaPaz church, and they ij 

day evening prayer meeting. Up until last in December in time to allow me to get ately got busy with the rest of the T 

evening several young men have been read- home in time for Christmas. The days at and they are proving themselves wl 

ing an assigned passage of Scripture in the home were busy days catching up after four for the Master. ■* 

presence of pre-seminary students, seminary months awav from the office. Listie was Brother Milliard Lemert is our 

students and faculty as well as numerous the first meeting after Christmas. This tendent and he is very interested M| 

visitors. After the readings time is given church had once been one of our stronger work. He is the brother of Rev. C,l 

for discussion and constructive criticism. Pennsylvania churches. Of recent years the mertfi whom the brotherhood knows , 

Last Wednesday evening was the fir.st coal business, upon which that whole com- Last fall, the church became quite f 

presentation of a critical and a sermon this munity depends, has been very poor, and to have a revival, and plans were ml I 

semester. Brother Preston Campbell read many of the members have been compelled some setbacks. We secured the f 

as Scripture Lesson, Luke 15:1-31, and led to move away. However, things are looking service of Brother Harley Zurab 

in prayer. Brother Delbert Flora read a better there now. One now mine has opened Song Leader and the writer as the 



3BRUARY 14, 1931 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



Page 15 



We began our revival on the evening 

uary 3rd*nd continued for two weeks. 

,d God's blessing in many ways. First, 

essed as with wonderful weather 

hout theJ;wo weeks. Second. He then 

s good crowds (a crowded house every 

but one). Third. He gave us will- 

orkers. Fourth and best of all, he 

VI lis souls saved. The total number of 

ii )ns to the church were twelve — three 

Iter, eight by baptism and one recon- 

r ion. We feel that the church has been 

satr strengtKeijed this year, as we have 

;e in a totaj^ctf sixteen people that time. 

)t|r Zumbaugh did a fine service for us, 

and I got along just splendidly. 

people are planning to go on the 

Roll for Evangelist subscriptions, for 

st time. 

»r for the work there as they need your 
p|id prayers. 

C. D. WHITMER, Pastor. 



MEXICO, INDIANA 

t Jvery encouraging to read the reports 

various Brethren churches and to 

e |e' progress being made in the Lord's 

'k jverywhere. 

(ulvork here at Mexico is not develop- 
bjleaps and bounds; yet by united ef- 
t sld a spirit of loyalty, we are press- 
oilstriving to deepen our spiritual lives 
1 4 may be true witnesses of the Whole 
ipd-its power to save and to keep us 
ed.|lt is true here as elsewhere, that 
nyll-e failing to make use of their op- 
tui ies and fall by the wayside. 
t \,s with deep regret of church and 
un|ity, that we were forced to give up 
seiices of our former pastor. Brother 
^ Jewart, and wife last fall. They felt 
"'' ■ a larger field of service for the 
So what is our loss, is another's 
. .. L we pray that God will richly bless 
eff;ts of the Bryan, Ohio, church witli 
'""Stewart and wife leading them, 
xico church called Brother Mark 
pastor. Brother Spacht, with his 
oved into the parsonage on Octo- 
J- ,ve have already found him to be a 
d sipherd and he preaches the "Word" 
'■ar or favor. Our revival services 
Xovember 9, with an all-days' ser- 
other Spacht was the evangelist 
Biher Harley Zumbaugh, of Tiosa, 
'd the song service in a mighty 
ay. The sermons were convincing 
upi,;ing. The weather was ideal. The 
r lurches in town, especially the 
f the Brethren, cooperated in a 
Delegations from surrounding 
lelped to stimulate interest. Large 
are in attendance each evening. 
ice was preceded by prayer. Alto- 
have been much strengthened and 
has been sown for future hai-vest, 
hree young girls gave their hearts 
during the meeting. We closed 
^sed communion service. Just be- 
ommunion, the three girls and a 
1, were baptized and received into 

is the home of our dear Brother 
h and a blessed privilege it is in- 
ave him in every service, to sit 
wonderful teaching of God's holy 
to receive his wise council which 
eep us on our guard and on the 
■k" in these days of testing. 

Year's eve, the entire church was 
, the hospitable home of Brother 

Josiah Maus for a sociable eve- 



ning together and to pray the old year out 
and the new year in. 

Our Sunday school is in a healthy, grow- 
ing condition, with Brother Elmer Neff as 
superintendent. The Christian Endeavor is 
reorganized, with Brother James Ault as 
Pre.sident. Steps are being taken to more 
eff'iciently train our fine group of young 
people to be. the future leaders of our 
church. 

On January 27, 1931 it was a great spir- 
itual feast for the W. M. S. to have, as 
their honored guest and guide, in their 
mission study class, the author of the book 
and a noble soldier of the cross, Dr. C. F. 
Yoder. It was truly a rare opportunity. At 
the noon hour a "favorite dish" luncheon 
was served to the honored guest and 24 
members. This meeting without doubt, has 
awakened within each one present a new 
spiritual vision of our duty. Brother Yoder 
gave his lecture in the evening to a large 
audience. 

As we face the new year with its prob- 
lems, in the fear of God, let us all pull to- 
gether and as we go foi-ward in his name, 
may we go under the leadership of the 
Holy Spirit, is my prayer. 

MRS. JAS. L. KRANING, 
Corresponding Secretary. 



THE TIE THAT BINDS 



WIGAL-ERBAUGH— On June 4th at the altar of the 
church the wiiddiHB of John C. Wigal and Miss Mardelle 
Erbaugh was soleninizerj. The bride is the daughter of 
Brother and Sister Abram Erbaugh. The contracting parties 
are both members of the Dayton Brethrm church. The 
groom is a young man just finishing his course as a physi- 
cian. We anticipate a great and useful life for our friends. 
The writer officiated. R. D. BAKNARD. 

BERRY-BANZEISEN— Mr. Hiinmer L. Berry and Miss 
Elizabeth M. Banzeisen were united in holy wedlock at the 
church Study on June 11, 1930. The bride is a member of 
the Dayton Brethren church. May God richly bless these 
young friends with a happy Christian home. Ceremonj- by 
the undersigned. R. d. BARNARD. 

HALL-DALEY— At the parsonage on October 25 occurred 
the wedding of Mr. Wilbur W. Hall and Miss Dorothy I. 
Daley. The bride is a member of the Dayton Brethren 
church. Both the contracting parties are very likable and 
fine young people. The pastor performed the ceremonj'. 

B. D. BARNARD. 

MASON-BLISS — This writer apologizes for having failed to 
report in the columns of The Evangelist the marriage on 
June 17. 1930 of Miss Dolores Bliss to Mr. Dale Mason. 
The ceremony was solemnized in the First Brethren church. 
Fremont. Ohio, in the presence of a host of relatives and 
friends of the young people. Mr. Mason is a son of Mr. 
and Mrs. E. B. Mason, and the bride a daughter of Sir. 
and Mrs. Wm. Bliss. Both young people were valued mem- 
bers of the church, Mrs. Mason having been secretary of 
the church school and of the Christian Endeavor society for 
several years. We regi-et that Mr. Mason's work requires 
them to live in Sandusky, twenty-three miles from Fremont, 
and we pray that the influence of the church and the 
Heavenly Father's richest blessings may ever attend them, 

W. S. CRICK. 

BONTRAGER-KING— At 12 o'clock- noon. Thursday. Jan- 
uary 15th, 1931, Mr. Abner A. Bontrager and Mrs. Jessie 
(May) King, of Waterloo. Iowa, were united in marriage by 
the Rev. E. F. Byers at his place of residence, at 720 W. 
Jlullan Ave., Waterloo. Iowa. The single ring service was 
used. Those in attendance were Mr. John May and wife, 
brother and sister-in-law of the bride. 

Mr. Bontiager and his wife are splendid type of Christian 
people and the best wishes of their many friends accompany 
them as they enter the "new year" in a new home. 

E. F. BYERS. 



IN THE SHADOW 



GRIFFI8 — Mrs. Anna Martha Griffls. dauughfer of Mr. 
and Mrs. ?Iu8h Portwood, was born in Bourbon County. Kan- 
sas. April SOth, 1872 and departed this life at St. Joseph 
hospital. Kansas City, Mo.. Jan. 19th, 1931. at the age of 
58 years, 8 months and 19 days. She was married to Mr. 
D. L. Cottinpham on Oct. 22, 1902. 

They resided in Fort Scott, Kansas for a number of years. 
After Mr, Cottinghain's death she was married to Mr. Wil- 
liam H. Griffis of Miami. OMa.. ,Tan. 11, 1910, She had 
been a member of the Brethren Church since 12 years of 
age. 

The deceased is survived by the following: her father, Hugh 
Portwood of Fort Dodge, Kan., three brotliers — Alford of 
Anaconda, Mont. ; Woodson, of Mulberry, Kan, : Simpson, of 
Kansas City. Mo. : two sisters — Mrs. C, c. Ball of Garland, 
Kan.: Mrs, Arma Rhodes, McKellogg, Idaho, Mrs. Griffis 
grew to womanhood and was educated in Bourbon Co., 



Kansas. She was kind and considerate of the welafre of aU 
she came in contact with. 

Funeral was conducted from the Brethren church of Port 
Scott, Kan,. Jan. 22nd, by the writer. 

Many beautiful floral offerings were made by her many 
friends. The body was laid to rest In Evergreen cemetery. 

L. G, WOOD, 

WALTER— Albert Nicholas Walter was bom February 16tli, 
1857 and departed this life January 1st, 1931, aged 73 years! 
10 months and 10 days. Brother Walter was a member of 
the New Enterprise Brethren church, and had been their 
Sunday school Superintendent for a number of years He 
was also superintendent years ago of the Sunday school at 
Martinsburg. He was weU Imown throughout the county and 
the church at New Enterprise would not accommodate the 
people who gathered in his respect. 

Surviving are his wife. Eva J, Walter, and the following 
children: Mrs, C, E. Ford, of Hopewell: Miss Jennie Wal- 
ter at home, and Bert H, Walter of Altoona, 

The funeral service was conducted by the writer, assisted 
by Rev. Showalter, minister of the Church of the Brethren. 

,TAS. S. COOK. 

RYHINER— Jessie Viola Eyhiner was the daughter of Ed- 
ward and Luda Keynolds of Lathrop, California, She leaves 
of the Immediate family to mourn her departure, her beloved 
husband, William Kyhiner, Eleanor Re.vnolds. her niece whom 
she mothered from infancy, and two brothers, Sidney Key- 
nolds of Eioon, California, and Ned Reynolds of Lathrop 
California, Her illness was brief and her death was a shock 
She slipped away from us during the District Conference held 
at Turlock last June. The conference adjourned the day of 
her funeral as a mark of respect. She had been a member 
of the Lathrop Brethren church since girlhood and was faith- 
ful in her membership in all that the word Implies. She had 
reached the prime of life and then God took her home Earth 
was enriched by her life and made poorer by her death, and 
the church .sustained a great loss, even the entire district 
wonders at the dispensation, J. WESLEY PLATT, 

BENNETT— Oretta Weaver Bennett, daughter of Samuel and 
Rebecca Weaver, was bom at Rowsburg, Ashland County 
Ohio, June s, 1802. She passed to be with the Ma.ster at 
the family home in Jackson township, Ashland County Ohio 
January 14, 1931, aged 08 years, 7 months and days. Mrs' 
Bennett was the mother of three children, Ira B,, who died 
at the age of twenty-eight, and Maude M. and Grace B., twin 
daughters, who survive her. She leaves to mourn her leave- 
taking, her husband, two daifghters, one sister, one brother. 
si.x grandchildren and three great-grandchUdren, beside a 
large number of more distant kin. 

Sister Bennett was a member of the Ashland, Ohio, congre- 
gation, having united with the church in the early years of 
its founding at Ashland. lUness prevented her attend.ince 
at the seiTices of tlie congregation for a number of years 
and spiritual comfort came to her through the ministrations 
of the pastor as he visited in the home. Funeral services 
were held from the First Brethren church at Ashland on 
Friday afternoon, January IC, 1931. conducted by her pas- 
tor. assisted by Dr, J. AUen Miller. Comfort was brought 
from John 14:1, Burial in the Dickey cemetery near Ash- 
land, May God temper the winds of bereavement to the 
hearts of the bereft, DTOLL BELOTE. 

SHUSS— Adam Shuss, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Shuss 
was bom Sept. 28, 1851 in Bedford Co.. Penna. He was 
called home Augu.st 27, 1930 at the age of 78 years. 10 
months, and 29 days. On December 28. 1871 he was united 
in marriage to Kathryn Relghard. Seven children were bora- 
five children survive him. Over 50 years ago he united with 
the Church of the Brethren and about 25 years ago he be- 
came a member of the First Brethren church, Dayton. Brother 
Shuss was a man of great faith, and throughout his long 
illness manifest great Christian patience. Funeral services 
by the pastor, assisted by Rev. W. H, Boyer of the Brethren 
in Christ church. R. d. BARNARD. 

FARMER— Ida C. Oliver Parmer, daughter of Alex and 
Rosa Oliver, was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, April 21, 
1884, and completed the journey of this life October 20, 193o! 
at the age of 40 years, 5 months, and 29 days. She was 
married to Harvey Parmer who survives. The father and 
mother, 3 sisters, a son and a daughter also survive her. 
For a number of years she was a member of the Dayton 
Brethren church. She revealed great patience during the 9 
months' illness. Funeral services by the pastor. 

R. D. BARNARD. 

EHRSTINE — The entire membership of the Dayton Brethren 
church was saddened In the passing of Brother John H. 
Bhrstlne on December 1. 19.50. He was almost 03 years old. 
On November 4, 1892 he was united in marriage ot America 
Allen. Five children were bom. Three with the widow sur- 
vive. More than 30 years ago Brother Ehrstlne united with 
the First Brethren church, Dayton. He has seen this church 
grow from a mission with less than 50 members, and has 
had a great part in Its growth. For many years he served 
as a deacon, and was exemplary in his service. Our only 
challenge is that we must "carry on." Funeral services by 
the pastor, assisted by Rev. W. A, Gearhart, 

R. D. BARNARD. 

STOWE— Hannah ,Tosephine Ewert Stowe was bora In Ger- 
many. June 9, 1872, She came to this country with her par- 
ents when she was 9 years old. She was united In marriage 
to Jesse E. Stowe, April 1, 1888, She was united hi marriage 
all are living. The husband died 22 years ago. For many 
years she was a member of the First Brethren church, Day- 
ton, Ohio, After a long period of suffering she was called to 
he with her Savior on May 12, 1930, at the age of 57 years, 
11 montiis. and 3 days. Funeral services were conducted by 
her pastor. r. d, BARNARD, 

BAKER— Jennie Florence Wolfe Baker, elde.st daughter of 
John and LIda Wolfe, was born near West Alexandria, Ohio, 
August n, 1805 and after a long period of suttering and 
waiting was called home December 20, 1930. Her age. was 
C5 .years, 5 months, 14 days. On November 4, 1880, she 
was united in marriage to Frank E. Baker. To this union 
8 children were born. The husband, 5 daughters and 2 sons 
remain. In early life our sister united with the Brethren 
Church and has ever remained faithful. She lived to see 
each of her children followers of Jesus ClirLst. During her 
long Illness It was her pastor's privilege to liave beautiful 



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FEBRUARY 14, 1931 



Chrlntlan fellowship with her and her family. Services were 
by Dr. Wm. 11. BeaelUer and her pastor^ ^ b^hnaRD. 

KLEPINGER riTr>- M. Kleplnger. son of William and 
EllzabeUi Klepinser, wa.s bom at Pt. McKinley. Ohio. Octo- 
ber 13. 18i;4. The carUiIy pUerimaBe closed without any iin- 
iLcdlate warnini; on D.-cember 22. 1930. On April 22 1899 
he was unlt.d in marrlase to Susie Lentzy. The widow. .' 
«0M. Herahel and Harold, and one daughter. Mrs. lilmcr 
Welns. remain. For many years Brother Klepiiiger was 
prominent to business circles in Dayton: he contlniled his 
inten-st even alter 111 health hindered his actirtiy. JOT "'■ 
most 25 years he has been a faithful member of the Brethren 
churrh. Ho was a man of quiet disposition, and a man wiui 
many friends. Funeral services were conducted by tlie pns- 

K. D. B.\KNAlllJ. 

COST Mrs. Kirio GrosenlcWe Cost, wife of P. A. Cost, 
pa.s.wl to be with her 1-ord on .Tanuary 22. 1931. bister 
Tost had been a faithful member of the church for a great 
many years, and .served raithfuliy in many departments of 
the work. Interment was made to the mausoleum at Boons- 
boro. Maryland. S.rvlccs from the "»"« ^l"^ Haeerstown. 
Marylan.1 by Uie pastor. FRANK Q. COLEMAN. 

THOMPSON— Mrs. Mary Josephine Thompson, daughter of 
.Samuel IL and Klizabeth Uuebush Hartmen. was bom near 
Harrisonburg. Virginia. August B. 1857. and died at her home 
in the Pleasant HiU community near Dayton. Virginia.- on 
December 29. 1130, aged 73 years. 4 months and 3 days She 
spent her entire life to the community in which she was bom. 
She was a loyal, peace-loving servant of Christ and a mem- 
ber of the Brethren churcli at Dayton for many years, par- 
ticipating actively in church work as long as health permitted. 
She is survived by one daughter. Trade M. and su sons— 
Oeorgo S.. John F., Lewis C. Perry D.. Lurty J., aJid Rus- 
sel n Thompson. Funeral services were conducted from the 
Bethlehem Brethren church by F.lder S. 1. B"™"- „„^ 
JOHN W. THOMPSON. 

GOSS— Bv the sudden deaUl of Miss Sadie Elizabeth Qoss. 
the second Brethren church of Los Angeles lost one of the 
sweetest spirited servants of the Lord that the writer has ever 
known. Although never very strong in body she was always 
busy In the things of the Spirit, and thus did she acouire 
a host of friends both In and out of the diurch. She was 
what one would caU -'a good Samaritan" in the real sense 
of Uie word, for she mtaisterert to all who came within her 
reach Her zeal for her Master was demonstrated by the 
brancli Suiiilay school of more than 25 pupils that she con- 
ducted in her home. She was bom May 4. 1874 and died 
at the age of 5li years, f. months and 4 days. Three broth- 
ers and two sisters survive to mourn their loss, special men- 
tion being made of Mrs. WUUam McNeil, a sister with whom 
she m'ldo her home. The many floral contributions as well as 
the large attendance at the funeral service, conducted by Uie 
writer spoke ot the esteem and respect with which she was 
heia. ■ AD. CASHMAN. 



OUR LITTLE READERS 



THE FISH THAT WORE NIGHT 
CLOTHES 
Jack had been sick for weeks. He was 
better now, but the days in bed seemed very 
long. And now the spring vacation had 
come, and the boys were going fishing al- 
most every day. Fishing along the lazy 
Florida streams is fun, and Jack must miss 
that. But the day when his class went for 
a sailing trip on the gulf was the hardest 
day of all. 

Jack tried hard to be brave, but all day, 
it seemed, he could think of nothing but 
spreading sails and dancing blue waves. 

"Anyway, the boys will come in and tell 
me all about it before bedtime," he com- 
forted himself. 

Eight o'clock came and went, then nine 
o'clock and still no boys. Jack's mother 
settled him for the night. 

"The boys have forgotten all about me," 
he thought, as he lay there alone in the 
dark. And his only reminder of the sea 
now was several big salty tears that ran 
down his cheeks. 

Just then a crunching sound on the gravel 
walk, whispers — 

"I'm awake yet," called Jack, "ever so 
wide-awake." 

Then steps along the hall, the snapping 
of the light button, and the boys were with 
him. Of course, they hadn't forgotten him. 
They were late because they'd had to hunt 
all through Peter Bell's attic for an old 
aquarium. They'd brought Jack the great- 
est catch of the day. 

"We got him in the net," said Peter, 
proudly. 



"What a beauty!" cried Jack, "but what- 
ever is it?" 

Guess," said the boys. 
Jack studied the fish with its brilliant 
green coloring and its queer hooked bill. 

"It looks," said Jack, slowly, "it looks — 
of course you'll laugh — but it looks like a 
parrot, as much as a fish could." 

"That's just what it is!" cried the de- 
lighted boys, "a real parrot fish." 

"It's a dandy," declared Jack, enthusias- 
tically. "I'm going to call it Poll." 
"Poll Parrot," laughed the boys. 
"Of course," said Jack. "I'll have just lots 
of fun watching it; I'm going to keep it 
always." 

After the boys had gone. Jack soon fell 
asleep. He did not waken until the gray 
dawn of the early morning and then his 
first thought was of his parrot fish. 

Peeping from under the covers, he looked 
at the aquarium, looked carefully, and gasp- 
ing with astonishment, looked again. His 
lovely green parrot fish was gone — alto- 
gether gone! 

And, stranger yet, there was another fish 
in the aquarium, a dull brownish creature 
mottled with a few dark spots. 

"Why, whatever!" cried Jack, as he looked 
at the stranger fish that rested on the peb- 
bles in the bottom of the globe. 

Perhaps there were two fish in the globe 
after all, he thought, and sitting up, he 
switched on the light to make sure. 

Then when he looked again — it does seem 
hard to believe it— his bright green parrot- 
fish was swimming gracefully about the 
globe, and the homely, dull colored fish was 
gone. Yes, there was only one fish there 
surely, and that was pretty Poll Parrot! 

When his mother, who had been awaken- 
ed by the light, came into the room. Jack 
told his story. Looking at him anxiously, 
she commenced to shake the fever thermom- 
eter. 

"No," laughed Jack, "I'm feeling fine — 
better than I have for days and days. I'm 
sure I haven't any fever." 
And indeed he hadn't. 
"A dream, of course," said the boys, when 
he told them his strange tale in the morn- 
ing. 

"No," protested Jack, "it was too plain for 
that, and besides I pinched myself hard to 
make sure I was awake." 

"Magic, then," suggested Peter, but he 
laughed as he said it, and so did the other 
boys, for they all knew better than that. 

"Get the nature book for me," said Jack, 
"the big one." 

The other boys held the heavy book while 
Jack turned the pages. 

"P," read Jack, "P-a, P-a-r," 
"There it is," said Peter, "Parrot fish." 
A moment of silence and then a shout. 
"It's ti-ue," breathed Jack, "I didn't dream 
it, after all." 

"Well, did you ever!" exclaimed Peter, 
who was reading over Jack's shoulder. 

And indeed the book told something that 
made all the boys gasp. 

"The parrot fish isn't the only fish that 
changes its color when it goes to sleep, eith- 
er," said Peter, "the book says that lots of 
common fish do the same thing." 

"They must be made that way to protect 
them from their enemies when they are 
asleep," the boys decided. 

"Well," said Jack, with a happy sigh, "I 
thought last night when I saw Poll Parrot 
for the first time — I thought you'd brought 
me something pretty fine, and I said I'd 
keep him always, but I didn't even begin 



to guess what I'd got. A fish that we 
a nightgown! I'll keep Poll Parrot alw 
and always." 

But after all Jack changed his mind, 
very first day that the little boy was : 
to go down to the seashore he took the j 
rot fish along and turned it loose in 
water. 

"Of course, I'll miss Poll Parrot," j 
Jack, "but I'm so glad to get out ai! 
myself that I can't bear to think of kee' 
anything shut in. Even a fish ought t 
free." 

All the boys agreed that Jack was rj 
And from the way that the handsome g\ 
fish flashed its sparkling fins and darteci 
into the deep water, it was very plain i 
Poll Parrott thought so, — Mary Ri | 
Ward, in The Continent. 



OUR READERS' FORUl^ 

. i, 

RACE TO SEE WHO READS THE E>] 
GELIST FIRST 

We are taking the liberty of quoting t 
a letter just received the following i 
ments : ' 

"Enclosed find check for $2.00. Aft 
were married in 1889, we visited my p 
at . . . , . . . , and there we enlisted i 
Evangelist family. It has been a sj 
race since then to see who gets to Ki 
paper first. We are going to try to 
the price of the subscription to the t 
our journey. It has been food for th( 
and I have often thought if our people id 
read it as they do the daily paper o 
churches would be far more spiritual." 

Speaking of some who did not reai hi 
paper, but left it at the post office ui .U 
for, he said: "No converted person w^ 1 
that, and that is one reason why w la 
lost our spiritual power as churches. Ti 
the unconverted join the church the; re 
no better than they were before, and th 
do not grow in grace and in the knu ■i 
of ti-uth, they are worse than they w ■ I 
fore." 



ANNOUNXEMEiNl 



FOR BRETHREN HOME SUPP^ 

Send all money for the Brethren 
Cecil Hendrix, Treasurer, Flora, liu;;! 



FOR 



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SUPERANNUATED 
FUND 

All money for the Superannuatec Ii» 
ters' Fund is to be sent to Rev. G..' "' 
Secretary, Roann, Indiana. 

EASTER OFFERING FOR FOBjl 

MISSIONS f 

Easter this year will come on A j 
All money received for Foreign 
after March 1st, 1931, will be ere 
part of the Easter Offering. (I 
therefore may take their Easter 
if they see fit, any time during 
of March. We are giving this no 
much as some churches in the 
will not have regular services oij 
Sunday, and may prefer to take th 
ings before that time. The Ti 
Easter Offering Report will be do 
15th. No money received at this oil 
that date can be included in the l*! 
Offering. LOUIS S. BAUBJ 

1925 E. Fifft [ 
Long Beach, C| 



Mrs. Herman Varner, 0ct.-3O;31 
Coneinaugh, Pa. 
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Number 8 



THE 



February 21 
1931 



BRETHREN 
EVANGELIST 




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Gurge W'lshineton BUtatenniai Committito 

GEORGE- WASHINGTON 



OUR FEBRUARY PATRIOTIC-MEMORIAL 



Pagre 2 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



FEBRUARY 21, 19| 



Signs of the Times 



by 
AWa J. McCIain 



"polyglons," to continue the geometrical fig- ■ 
ure.) 

If this rule is enforced, not many of the 
Hollywood stars will get to see the Queen's 
face. 



I HE Modern Tongues Movement 

The manifestations of this phenomenon in 
various parts of this country, and in other 
countries, have been very pei-plexing to 
many people. On the one hand, it is cer- 
tain that in the Apostolic Church there was 
a gift of tongues which was genuinely of 
the Holy Spirit. Yet certain aspects of the 
modem manifestations have been so crude 
and degrading that truly spiritual Chris- 
tians shrink from admitting the presence 
of the Holy Spirit in them. 

If any of the readers of this department 
desire something helpful on this difficult 
subject, I would recommend an address by 
Dr. Louis S. Bauman which has been pub- 
lished in an attractive booklet of 35 pages, 
entitled "Is the Modern Tongues Movement 
Scriptural?" It is the clearest exposure and 
refutation of the movement that I have 
read. It has the special merit of being 
written by a pastor who has had a wide 
firsthand experience with those caught in 
the snare of this delusion, and is a splendid 
contribution to the literature on the sub- 
ject. 

It may be secured from the author at 
1925 East Fifth Street, Long Beach, Cali- 
fornia. 



A GOOD Work 

Will Rogers, so well known to the news 
reading public, has been giving his time 
and talents to the raising of funds for the 
drought stricken regions. To date he has 
received and donated from his entertain- 
ments about $200,000. At Tulsa, Oklahoma, 
one theatrical performance netted $30,000. 
The Arkansas House of Representatives has 
forwarded a resolution to Washington ask- 
ing Congress to bestow upon Mr. Rogers the 
Distinguished Service Medal. And he de- 
serves it. 

There is another side to the matter, how- 
ever. There is something radically wrong 
with a civilization which demands value in 
full in the form of amusement as the price 
of giving help to its stai'ving members. 

Many churches run their affairs on the 
same principle. Their members feel that 
when they give a dollar to the church, they 
must get back some pies or doughnuts in 
return. There is no more efficient method 
to kill the time spirit of giving, As a mat- 
ter of fact, such a method is not giving at 
all, and those who practice it will receive 
no reward. As our Lord said, "They hav« 
their reward" in the form of entertainment 
and eatables. 

Every man to his own taste. Perhaps 
they prefer it this way. 



1 HE Pope Speaks 

In what is claimed to have been the most 
gigantic radio hook-up ever attempted, the 
Pope of Rome addressed himself to the 
world for the first time over the air. The 
occasion was the dedication of the new 
Vatican Station, which will be on the air 
every week regularly from now on. There 
were several things of interest in the event. 

The Pope spoke in Latin and in Italian, 
and interpreters followed with translations 
into various tongues. Bible students will 
recall that Peter, whose successor the Pope 
claims to be, was able to speak on the day 
of Pentecost without any interpreter. (Read 
Acts 2:1-14). It is difficult to walk in the 
steps of Peter, as the wisest of the popes 
have discovered. But their shortcomings 
have not led to any abatement of their 
claims. 

The Pope made it very clear that "the 
family and fold of the Lord ... is the Cath- 
olic Church," and that he is the head of it. 
Those who are pleading in this country for 
tolerance toward Roman Catholicism should 
read the above claim several times. And 
they should not forget that this is not mere- 
ly the private opinion of a high church offi- 
cial. It is regarded as the very word of 
God, and is binding upon every Catholic in 
the world. 

The Pope addressed a word to all "infi- 
dels and dissidents," which includes such 
people as Hindus, Mohammedans and Prot- 
estants. We learn that we "are far from 
the faith," and that the Pope prays for us 
daily that we may get the light and become 
united with the "one fold and one shep- 
herd," which has already been defined as 
the Roman Church with the Pope at its 
head. 

One thing I liked about the Pope's ad- 
dress; it was perfectly clear. After read- 
ing his address, you know where he stands 
and what he claims. I wish as much could 
be said of all the Protestant preachers who 
speak over the radio. 



N. 



^^ O Divorcees Need Apply 

According to reports, the Queen of Eng- 
land will not receive in formal audience a 
woman who has been divorced or who has 
been involved guiltily in the familiar mat- 
rimonial triangle. 

(We used to call such affairs "triangles," 
but considering the number involved often- 
times today perhaps they should be termed 



The Wonderful Old "Book" 

An old song tells us that whenever we re- 
ceive some benefit we should "pass it on." 
That's the reason for this bit of editorial 
testimony and advice. 

The editor recently enjoyed an exception- 
ally helpful experience. For weeks he had 
been taking "snatches of time" in the effort 
to do what several subscribers have asked 
to have done — to select choice passages of 
Scripture, as expressed in some of the re- 
cently published translations, for publica- 
tion in The Advance. But he made little 
progress because of the numerous interrup- 
tions which come to one who has too many 
responsibilities. 

Finally he became desperate. He deter- 
mined that everything else must wait, that 
time might be had for really careful inves- 
tigation and selection. So, in his study at 
home, he took a whole day for the task — 
a "task" which transformed itself into real 
reci-eation when it could be undertaken free 
from pressure and from interruption. As a 
result this happened — would that it could 
happen more frequently: He spent about 
nine successive hours in doing nothing ex- 



cept reading the Bible — sometimes the 
passage in four or five English versio 

What an experience! It is wonderf 
discover the new light that is throw, 
well-known portions of Scripture when: 
eral versions are read; but there is sv 
thing even more wonderful about spei 
a whole day in that manner. There ci 
with all the freshness of new discovc 
consciousness of the many-sided greas 
of the Bible as compared with other 1 i 
Forced to read — or at least "skim thr<; 
— many volumes every month, or 
tempted to cry out with "the Preache' 
old, "Futility of 'futilities, all is fut:'ij 
because of the endlessness of words arj 
rareness of anything which has much i) 
ing on the worth-while things of lifejl 
course, much that is worth while m.s 
found in the modern books^when omfl 
through the multiplied words as a n 
digs through sand and gravel to fin 1 
gold; but, when it is found, there comej 
the discovery that, like the nugget ofn' 
it has been washed down through tl 
from some far-off deposit and couh: _ 
been discovered much more quickly tliii| 
a little visit to the Book of books. '^ 

Wonderful from the literary poll 
view, wonderful for its revelation (I 
true values of life, wonderful for itjl 
ciseness and its vividness of presen'S 
wonderful for its portraits of one's Sf ai 
its manifestations of God, wonderful t!0 
vict and inspire, to comfort and streiihe 
wonderful as a "short cut" to the gol 
of eternal truth — the Bible is a W( 
old book. Know it better. Speiii; 
time with it. That is the lesson of 
experience. — Editorial in Presbyteri; . 
vance. 



Experimenters have proved that 
dress and suit materials absoiit) les^ 
than others, a fact which is imporl 
building an auditorium of any kind, | 
unless it is rightly designed the 
the audience will muffle the voica 
speakers. "Wool clothing is an 
silencer," according to Popular 
Monthly. The writer also says 
dresses absorb only about one-half j 
as the woolen clothing. 



IN THIS NUMBEl 



The Father and the Savior of Ob 

Country — Editor, 

Accusations Against Bishop Canno| 

Erased — Editor, 

Editorial Review, 

George Washington — Hildegard 

Hawthorne, 

Religious Creed of Lincoln — W. 

Barton, 

Studies in the Types— R. I. Humberij| 
Studies in the Scriptures — C. Ill 

Yoder, 

Our Worship Program — T. C. LyoiJ 
Seventh Day Adventism— W. E. BiwJ 

ei-wolf , J 

Editor's Notes on the S. S. Lessoi 
Cambria County C. E. Union— Roij 

ert Ashman, I 

Fifty Years of Christian Endeavoi 
News from French Equatorial Afrit^ 

— Florence Gribble ■ 

Kittanning to Fort Wayne — S. 

Adams, >•■ 

News from the Field, 

Our Little Readers, 

Our Readers' Forum 

Announcements, •• ■ 

In the Shadow, ' 



GEORGE S. BAER 
Editor 

R. R. TEETER 
Business Manager 

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Business Manager 


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The Father and the Savior of Our Country 



men stand out in the history of our country separate and 

from all- others. Like King Saul of old, they stand head 

julders above all their fellovFS of distinction and leadership 

nation. We have had many great and worthy men, but 

gton and Lincoln are the only two in their class; no others 

npete with them for place and honor in the hearts of the 

an people. One lived at the beginning of our national his- 

id the other about midway in its course. One is called the 

of his Country," and the other the "Savior of the Union," 

I "Great Emancipator." They bring together in their lives 

f the noblest characteristics of true patriotism and at the 

me some of the finest qualities of practical Christian faith. 

stand in sharp contrast each with the other when consid- 

)m the standpoints of family history, social standing, edu- 

advantages and wealth, but they stand very much together 

greatness of service rendered, the quality of personal char- 

nd in the affections and gratitude they have inspired in 

rts of all true Americans. One started at the top of the 

cale, an aristocrat of the aristocrats, with every cultural 

! cational advantage that his times afforded, and instead of 

polled by the richness of his opportunities, he made such 

c: use of them that he became the most valuable and most 

I, ished man of his generation and the most revered by his 

i ountrymen of succeeding generations. The other started 

iottom of the social ladder (though of good stock), was born 

\ty, in the midst of people that were poor and unlettered, 

i: shut off from the educational opportunities of the better 

I) of the country, but instead of letting untoward circum- 

ekeep him down, he overcame them and by the power of 

a| strong, resolute, aspiring soul and the help of Divine 

dice he accomplished a work of inestimable worth and made 

ipelf a place among the world's greatest men. These two 

langton and Lincoln — rise like two mountain peaks out of 

lai of mediocre men, calling forth the reverence and admira- 

oiall and challenging in all the expression of the noblest 

)lm. 

"The Father of his Country" 
s ngton as the father of his country guided the united col- 
rough one of the most important and one of the most 

I y hopeless periods of warfare, in history, and through it all, 
th his exceptional strategy and generalship, he displayed 

II of devotion and sacrifice to the cause of freedom that is 
miqualled and bound his soldiers to himself with a loyalty 
I lith that were indispensable to victory. By his sympathy 
lef his Christian gentlemanliness and lack of self-seeking, he 
df.o the best in men and the best of men find much in his 
1 spire and win their approbation. 

olj office wasi to Washington a call to service and not a 

8 : personal aggrandizement. A position of great respon- 

yi^^as to him a charge from the people and an opportunity 

ri:ng himself their faithful steward, and not a chance to 

i|!how of authority and to feed his selfish ambition with a 

-y'f pomp and power. Washington was so universally the 

le American people that he might have been an emperor 

? if he had had the self-seeking characteristics of a 

" a Napoleon. But he was a democrat and a patriot and 

? s and welfare of the people and the success of the new 

: Nere his chief concern. 

i.gton believed in obedience to law as a fundamental vir- 

i3 part of those who would enjoy the rights and privileges 

•^jirnment of the people and by the people. Here are his 

sen from his farewell address: "The very idea of the 

d the right of the people to establish government, pre- 

"* the duty of every individual to obey the established gov- 

This is good advice to the lawless element that is 



today scoffing at the law and doing everything possible to break 
down respect for and obedience to a statute that happens to con- 
travene their appetites and greed. 

Washington was characterized by a strong belief in and a 
faithful practice of a high type of morality and religion. They 
went hand in hand in his life and way of thinking. In that last 
notable address which was so full of worthy admonitions, he said: 
"Of all dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, 
religion and morality are indispensable supports. . . . And let us 
with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be main- 
tained without religion." As he closed that address, he stepped 
forward to sheath his sword symbolic of his return to private life, 
and said: "I consider it as an indispensable duty to close this last 
act of my official life, by commending the interests of our dearest 
country, to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have 
superintendence of them to his holy keeping." 

The Savior of the Union 

Lincoln, the man who, under God, saved the Union and freed the 
slaves, has many noble characteristics and qualities that are wor- 
thy of emulation, but we can mention only a few. In the first 
place he loved his country and was concerned for its largest wel- 
fare more than anything else. That passion for the welfare and 
safe keeping of the whole nation was what forced his hand when 
the South sought to secede. His first thought was to save the 
Union, that must be done at all hazards. Not even war was too 
terrible an experience to undergo to accomplish that, so he was 
determined. And he went into war, though not till the South had 
made the attack, to do that very thing. He was the savior of the 
Union first and the emancipator of the slaves second. 

Absolute honesty and maintenance of personal integrity were to 
Lincoln as natural and as necessary as breathing. He would not 
lie nor would he tolerate it in others. Truthfulness was to him 
a passion, and frankness followed as a matter of course. There 
are many illustrations extant of Lincoln's honesty in every phase 
of life, but it is sufficient to say that everybody who knew Lincoln, 
believed him to be honest. He had earned such faith on the part 
of his fellowmen. 

Lincoln was kind. That may seem to be no extraordinary vir- 
(Continued on page 8) 



m 



Accusations Against Bishop Cannon Erased 

We are interested in the outcome of the Southern Methodist 
church's investigation of Bishop Cannon for two reasons. First, 
he was possibly the one most influential single factor against the 
Rum-Rome-Raskob-Smith political combination in the Presidential 
campaign of 1928. Second, he has been marked for destruction 
by the wet-Catholic-Hearst forces and every possible effort has 
been put forth to discredit him and to destroy his leadership. 
Bishop Cannon is a man of very unusual powers of leadership and 
he used his powers with telling effect in the South to defeat Al 
Smith. The wet leadership saw the importance of putting him 
out of business and proceeded to put out spies to discover, if pos- 
sible, some pretext for public accusation so as to destroy his in- 
fluence. That was the purpose of his being quizzed by the Lobby 
Investigating Committee, but from that affair the shrewd bishop 
came out with his popularity increased. But the charges against 
Bishop Cannon's personal character that have been floating about, 
exemplify the more subtle and more effective campaign being 
waged against him. William Randolph Hearst, owner of a chain 
of two dozen big city newspapers, was caught red-handed in the 
most despicable of practices to ruin the bishop. We may grant 
that this Methodist leader may have been guilty of dabbling in 
the stock market, which practice we would not approve, but we 



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are not going to be caught working hand and glove with the vicious 
interests by adding doubtful comments, as some editors have done, 
to the evil suspicions of those who are seeking to assassinate his 
character for political reasons. Rather we are inclined to believe 
that he deserves the confidence of the sincere dry church constit- 
uency in his leadership service in behalf of the dry cause. Mr. 
Hearst, in a letter to one of his underlings in charge of a certain 
Los Angeles newspaper acknowledged his fear of Bishop Cannon's 
leadership and his belief that he was the shrewdest and most capa- 
ble leader of the dry cause in America. And for that reason his 
influence must be destroyed, he had decided. 

It was not difficult to find a membei< here and there in Mr. 
Cannon's own church to prefer charges against him, and thus 
serve as a tool in the hands of the vicious wet interests. The 
Southern Methodist church met the challenge courageously and in 
a Christian spirit and manner. It investigated the charges thor- 
oughly and fairly, but did not throw its procedure open to the 
scandal-mongering press reporters, or the curious public. After 
weighing the whole matter with great care to see if there was 
sufficient truth in the charges to warrant a trial, the verdict was 
given: "No trial necessary." The Christian Advocate (Nashville) 
declares: "No longer can the church be charged with lack of cour- 
age and frankness in its attitude toward one of its high officers. 
Bishop Cannon has gained by the investigation. His personal 
character has been under scrutiny by a committee of twelve prom- 
inent and highly esteemed ministers, than whom none more trust- 
worthy could have been selected. Not a complaint of sufficient 
gravity to require a trial now stands against him. His contrition 
and good promise at the Dallas General Conference resulted in 
the passing of his character. The decision of the investigating 
committee leaves his ministerial standing where it was at that 
time." His church has not condoned his stock market speculations; 
he himself acknowledged the impropriety of them and was forgiven 
at the Dallas Conference. But, according to this investigation, all 
other charges hatched up by those who sought to ruin him were 
found to be groundless, for the Advocate states that "all official 
accusations against his Christian character are now erased." Bishop 
Cannon's health is said to have been "very bad much of the time 
since he contracted tropical fever following his episcopal visit" 
to his church's African mission in 1928. It is to be hoped that his 
physical vigor may uiiprove sufficiently to enable him to get into 
the thick of the Prohibition fight which will likely be waged again 
in 1932, when, as things look now, Al Smith and his Rum-Rome- 
Raskob crowd will again try to make their way to the White House. 



is now averaging around two hundred in attendance. Inten ; 
and Junior Christian Endeavor societies were organized and I 
Sisterhood. He and his good wife have been well received ; 
Wayne, and they are very hopeful of progress there in th 
to come. 

Brother Delbert Flora, pastor of the Ankenytown and MaJ 
Ohio, churches, writes of an evangelistic campaign held i 
former church during the Christmas holidays with Broth- 
KUngensmith, an Ashland College student as the preacher. li^ 
real revival and twelve new members were added to the 
The first evidences oi a revival appeared about Thanksgivin 
when attendance at Sunday school and church began to ii| 
Twenty-seven have been added in two years under Brother 
leadership. He also recently baptized two new members i 
Mansfield church, where attendance and interest are on 
crease. The Sunday school average attendance is now abol 
enty-five, we were privately informed. 

Brother N. V. Leatherman, pastor of our church at Sout 
Indiana, writes of the evangelistic campaign recently condu 
Dr. W. S. Bell, resulting in fifty-five coming forward exi 
intention of joining the church, some by baptism, some bj 
and some by relation. Of this number thirty-six have alrea 
baptized and five added by relation and letter. This means 
strengthening of the church, and also a great responsibilit> [l 
part of the faithful pastor, who is making special plans )l 
structing and shepherding the new little ones of the fol 
nature and strength of Brother Bell's sermons were greatlji| 
ciated. The church was also benefitted by a series of four ti 
by Dr. Yoder at the Christmas season. ' 

The Sunday school of the First church of Philadelphijdl 
with our readers a most excellent report of their activiifl 
accomplishments during the year of 1930. One feature d ii 
special notice is the Week Day Bible school begun under t I 
ership of Brother Robert Crees. The Sunday school : i 
Week Day school have been fruitful means of saving youn " 
for Christ and winning them to church membership. Tli 
usual story when the spirit of evangelism is kept pron 
the Sunday school. The total receipts of this school' for 
were $4,281.11 and the total expenditures were $4,292^i|| 
is a splendid record and indicates that the people know|| 
give. Rev. A. V. Kimmell is the able pastor of this 
Brother Carl Seitz is the aggressive superintendent. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



Prof. M. A. Stuckey is beginning this week on the Sunday School 
Association's page the publication of Dr. Biedei-wolf's pamphlet on 
"Seventh Day Adventism." We anticipate that many will enjoy 
it as they did the previous publication on "Spiritism." 

The Cambria County Christian Endeavor union, of Pennsylvania, 
is heard from again over the signature of its president, Brother 
Robert Ashman. The meeting for this quarter was held in the 
Third church of Johnstown, with an attendance of one hundred 
Endeavorers and as many more visitors. The Pike church society 
was awarded the banner society in attendance, having 92 per cent 
of its members present. A very interesting program was ren- 
dered. 

We are pleased to have a newslstter this week from Brother 
Thobum C. Lyon, who has been for a number of years supplying 
us each week with such excellent Family Altar outlines, which we 
hope a goodly number of our people are making use of. He be- 
lieves the time is ripe in many places for the whole Gospel as 
never before. He also makes some thoughtful comment concern- 
ing an ideal which we hope to see consummated some time, in 
God's time, and to the happy satisfaction of all concerned. 

Brother Samuel J. Adams writes of his closing of his work at 
Kittanning, Pennsylvania and his taking up the pastorate at Port 
Wayne, Indiana. He found a fruitful field at Kittanning, where 
he spent nearly three years of faithful effort. The Sunday school 



A great revival has been experienced by the First cl'i 
Long Beach, California, under the evangelistic preachin oi 
pastor, Dr. L. S. Bauman, aided by an evangelistic son le 
and pianist. Walter McDonald, the song leader, proved > i 
great help in the campaign, both as a singer of the gosjpc 
a personal worker. A total of two hundred and twenty-t 
went foi-ward during the meetings, about three-fourths 
are said to have been first confessions. Seventy-eight haw 
been baptized and others will be soon. Two came by It 
one by relation. The Sunday school has been maintai 
average of over eight hundred for several Sundays. The 
one thousand, and it looks as though this great church 
great new church plant and its numbers of consecrated 
was destined to reach it. 

Dr. Florence N. Gribble writes from French Equatoiiij 
that Brother Hathaway recovered quite promptly from I 
The country round about has been twice visited by swafi) 
custs in such numbers as to obscure the sun by day an^ ' 
at night to strip the vegetation. We are reminded that ;i 
plagues visited upon Egypt, one was the plague of lo( 
course such visitations are not confined to any particula 
place, but a present day experience, helps to make the 
divinely directed plague seem more real. A wholesale v. 
for the prevention of smallpox has been administered b; !"" 
ment doctors. As a result of such care on the part of th ""' 
ment a case of smallpox is seldom found. Six converts 
tized during the month of December. The medical work 
to be heavy, and as Dr. Gribble says, there are no vacat 
A total number of 3,483 patients were cared for during th l^ 



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i'age 5 



George Washington 

By Hildegarde Hawthorne 



might h^ve been George, Emperor of America, had 

en the type of Napoleon. Had he demanded a 

as the price of deUvering the colonies from their 

dence and establishing them as an independent coim- 

e could have had it. People were used to kings and 

ors in those days, it seemed a natural thing to ha^'e 

, the head of a country. Haw Washington been pos- 

I of a terriffic personal ambition, had he longed for 

and pov?er, he might have satisfied the one and 

1 the others. Possibly he might have founded a 

ty that would have lasted to our day, or that might 

been swept away in a few years, like Napoleon's. 

e can tell now, but it appears certain that had Wasl)- 

1 been a self-seeking, grasping, tyrannically minded 

the story of America would have begun different'y 

jave run a very different course. 

Washington loved the ideal of freedom, he loved 

alitj' of a new government that strove to put this 

nto action. He did not care for personal glory, he 

for the well-being and the glorious future of the 

)untry he had delivered from its bonds. 

lieved that men should govern them- 

and he asked nothing special for hira- 

m these men. Through the war he had 

eir leader, as the man most capable of 

In peace he wanted no leadership 

m to every man in the country, no hon- 

titles for himself that any man might 

e. 

for all that, America was to give to 
d later to one other, a greater honor 
y other country in the world has evei' 
er heroes. Alone among all the men 
world Washington and Lincoln are 
1 heroes. They alone give their names 
in days, the days on which they were 
liy the will of an entire country and 
o| There is Washington Day, there is 
!oi Day. We have plenty of other holi- 
5, 'Thanksgiving, the Fourth, Memorial 
, 'abor Day, Armistice Day. There are 
M lolidays, Hke Lexington Day in Massa- 
>e s, or Columbus Day in New York, or 
f liy. But it is only to two great men, one 
the creator of our Republic, the other 
i , that the whole country pays homage 
iluals. And in so honoring two indi- 
li America, so far as I know, stands 
nong the countries of the world. 
I mgton, saying good- 
he cares of state as he 
1 good-bye to the lead- 
i of the army, little 
• \, living his simple, 
id contented life in re- 
t at Mount Vernon 
vould be thus chosen, 
aced above all other 
a grateful country, 
villified and calumni- 
many of his country- 
ing his lifetime, fight- 
nst the enemies in the 
5 well as those in the 
ying at the moment 
3 true greatness was 




Washington Monument 
Washington, D. C. 




Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D. C. 



only beginning to be appreciated, had even less concep- 
tion of such a fate for himself. Yet, there they stand, 
our two national heroes, expressing for all of us the very 
spirit and meaning of America. When we honor them, 
we honor all that America means to us — its best and fin- 
est. We feel this way toward them, not only in thank- 
fulness for what they did, but because of what they felt 
about America, because of their devotion to the spirit of 
liberty, of equality between man and man, because they 
worked and lived, not for themselves, but for us, for their 
country, its future, its fin(mess, its beauty. 

Each of these men had a big job to perform. Each did 
it in the best way possible, against great difi^iculty, bit- 
ter misunderstanding, hampered by men who should have 
helped, and without thought of personal gain. Just how 
they did it doesn't matter so much as the reason for their 
doing it, and the inspiration that urged them on. Today 
Washington might, in a world that has completely 
changed since his time, alter materially many of his ideas 
and acts as President. But his reasons for doing what he 
did would be the same: the good of his coun- 
try. And when you think about him, when 
you read of him, you want to remember that. 
It is not the acts, it is the reason for, the in- 
spiration of that act, that matters. What was 
wise yesterday might be foolish today, fatal 
tomorrow, A great man accommodates him- 
self to the time in which he lives. It is onlv 
the small one who is bound tight by prece- 
dents and worn-out ideas. 

Washington wanted to keep America free 
fi'om entanglements with other counti'ies, safe 
from war. In his day she lay isolated, im- 
mensely distant from all other countries and 
peoples. He wanted her to develop in peace, 
attending to her own affairs. 

But today America is close to the rest of 
the world. We are tied to other countries bv 
a hundred interests, and we depend on them as 
they on us for our national prosperity. To- 
day, if we want to carry out Washington's 
ideals, we must act, at timxes, in ways entirely 
apposite from the way he acted, in another 
time, under other circumstances. He would 
be the first to do so. Today, our affair is to 
help avert from all the world plagues and 
troubles that in the end must involve us, too, 
if we love our country as Washington loved it. 
To be patriots, we must try to understand 
other peoples, and to work 
with and not against them. 
The man who awakens hatreds 
and stirs up trouble between 
us and other countries is, to- 
day, a traitor to America, be- 
cause that way lies danger. 
The true lover of America 
looks into the future, and 
wants to make that futui-e 
fine and safe. We are a great 
country, and in our hands im- 
portant events are placed. We 
can no longer think of our- 
selves as alone in the world, 
minding our own business, and 
letting others mind theirs. We 



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are more like a leading member of a great family, who 
must help to regulate the affairs of that familyr That 
doesn't mean we ought to mix in the private business of 
other peoples, but it means that in all the many things 
that bring us into contact with these peoples we need to 
see and to sympathize with their point of view, and we 
need to understand them. 

Many young people are growing up in this new world, 
of which our nation is so large a part, and so close a pai't. 
In reverencing the name of Washington as the father and 
devoted son of America they need to remember the ideal 
that moved him, which he served so splendidly that he 
became the first national hero the world had known. This 
ideal was based on the right of man to liberty, to self- 
government, and his need to be free from war whether of 
aggression or defense. To Uve the life of a free people, 
at peace with the world — that is an ideal worth as much 
today as in the day of Washington. Today, it means 
thinking of other peoples and countries as friends, realiz- 
ing that simply being different doesn't mean being wrong, 
and that every bit we do to help on the good understand- 
ing of the nations, to remove ugly criticism, faultfinding, 
irritation, and injustice is to go that much farther along 
the road with Washington, to help carry on the great 
work he so magnificently began. — Adapted from the Por- 
tal. 



Religious Creed of Lincoln 

Excerpt from Article by Doctor Wm. E. Barton, in 
Honiiletic Review 

Doctor James Smith was the author of a book entitled 
"The Christian's Defense," a work on the evidences of 
Christianity, which greatly interested Lincoln — which 
Doctor Smith claimed, with Lincoln's knowledge and with- 
out any dissent on Lincoln's part, made an important 
change in Lincoln's religious thinking. 

Lincoln had an analytical mind, and believed in the sov- 
ereignty of God. The stern Calvinism of his boyhood re- 
mained with him all his life. He was so thorough a Cal- 
vinist that he was almost if not quite a fatalist. He did 
not speak lightly of things most sacred to him. He did 
not talk glibly about his religion. I do not credit testi- 
mony of verbal consei'vations alleged to have been held 
with him about religion. Such recollections are seldom 
accurate. 

But if anything can be proved by human testimony it 
is that Lincoln solemnly told his Cabinet that he had 
promised his God to free the slaves. Gideon Welles so 
wrote in his diary that night, and it was not published for 
many years. Salmon P. Chase wrote it also, and added 
that, as the President spoke in a low tone, he asked him 
to repeat, and Lincoln, slowly and calmly but decisively, 
said that he was not asking his Cabinet to advise him. 
for he had pi-omised his Maker that if General Lee was 
driven back from Maryland he would free the slaves. 

And Frank B. Carpenter, who in his six months in the 
White House heard the story from every member of the 
Cabinet, wrote it down independently. Lincoln freed the 
slaves, against the known opinion of a majority of his 
Cabinet, and he silenced their protest by his calm asser- 
tion that he was doing what he promised his God to do. 

I once undertook to compile from Lincoln's own un- 
doubted writings a creed, merely prefacing the words "I 
believe" and some necessary connective words. It is m 
my book, "The Soul of Abraham Lincoln," with the 
sources indicated. Whoever wishes to try his hand at 
compiling Lincoln's creed will find in that book the quota- 
tions, accurately made and each one properly attributed to 



its source, and he may, if he likes, make up a creed i 
word of which is Lincoln's. I happen to have with 
few sentences from the creed which I compiled and 
them I close this article : 

"I believe in God, the Almighty Ruler of nations 
great and good and merciful maker, our Father in ht 
who notes the fail of a sparrow, and numbers the 
of our heads." 

"I recognize the sublime truth announced in the 
Scriptures and proven by all history that those n; 
only are blest whose God is the Lord." ; 

"I believe the will of God prevails. Without him Bi 
man reliance is vain. Without the assistance of th.t 
vine Being I cannot succeed. With that assistance i 
not fail.' ' 

"I have a solemn oath registered in heaven to finia 
work I am in, in full view of my responsibility to m^i 
with malice toward none; with charity for all; withi 
ness in the right as God gives me to see the right.! 
mending those who love me to his care, as I hope irl 
prayers they will commend me, 1 look through tht 
of God to a joyous meeting with many loved onefj 
before." 



"Who Are You?" 

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 18), 
Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky. Fifty year li 
when nominated for the Presidency, he was ask; 
material for an account of his early life. "Why, i 
great folly to attempt to make anything out of me r 
early life. It can all be condensed into a single sei:;r 
and that sentence you will find in Gray's 'Elegy' '' 
short and simple annals of the poor.' That's my li , ; 
that's what you or anyone else can make out of it' 

Lord Charnwood, an Englishman, observes in hi oi 
raphy of Lincoln that the great Emancipator lack* i 
interest in ancestry which is generally marked in hi ;o 
trymen. On first thought we may be inclined to qi st 
whether or not this interest in family trees is so '' 
in America. But a visit to the Pennsylvania Hi 
Socety, in Philadelphia, will tend to remove any di bt 
to the existence of a fondness for ancestral records n I 
United States. For the walls of this fine library a 1 J 
seum are lined with bulky books that trace prcirn 
Pennsylvania families back to their origins in othe lai 
and in other times. 

If the history of a family is followed back far < 5Ui 
lords and ladies will be discovered, and a king or t 
come into the ancestral picture. All this is quite 
ing — until in the same process of research we com 
the criminals and morons who also persist in sticki o'' 
the family tree. Shake this tree and fruit both g <^ 8 
bad will fall. 

Since a madman is likely to neutralize a monarc 
genealogical search, we may as well treat the su 
ancestry in the Lincolnian manner. The Ema 
was not concerned with the question, "Who v. 
father?" He was intensely concerned about th 
"Who are you?" 

The sublime career of Lincoln stands as an ans^ 
did not lean upon social prestige. There was no 
with pride to family position. He was bom in po^ 
an obscure corner of a raw country. He waged hj 
for a place in human affairs almost single-handec ■ 
poignant loneliness he forged his way upward 
heavy odds. He saw a star in the distance and '\ 
plotted his course to a post of great power and ij 
bility. As President of the United States in a cru f 
he poured out his life for his country. 



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oday men of every class — high and low, rich and poor 

all lands pay their respects to Lincoln, not because of 
: il position which had been determined for him before- 

1, but because he played his part well in- the position 

lied. 

le life of Lincoln is a prophecy and hope to everv 
ih in the land that he loved. When he was a young 
1 few opportunities for advancement existed for the 
: idual in humble station. But today when equaliza- 
I of opportunties is becoming more and more a real- 

10 one need despair of winning success. The youth 
I purifies ambition by faith in God will achieve a place 

mor. 
\- are glad to give space to such statements as the 

J from the "Forward," especially at this time when 
1 muck-raking historians are trying to gain reputa- 
1 and public attention by attempting to detract from 
jioble characteristics of our national heroes. Wasli- 
f n and Lincoln were but men, but they were truly he- 
tiien, and we need to keep Iheir heroic qualities much 

' d. 



Studies in the Types 

(Study No. 1) 

By R, I. Humberd 

of a series of Twelve Articles which Brother Humberd is 
writing through the year.) 

Moses and the Serpents 

hatsoever things were written aforetime, were writ- 
r our learning" (Rom. 15:4). That is, the incidents 
loBed in the Old Testament are for illustrations of our 
V ion. 

A lough the church age was unknown to the old propn- 
\ !5ph. 3:5) it was no surprise to God, for "Known 
tc jod are all his works from the beginning of the 
•1 ' (Acts 15:18). Thus, when he was leading the Is- 
ii s in the wilderness and had certain incidents re- 
el !, he had us in mind and had those things "written 
■ cr admonition" (1 Cor. 10:11). 

Sire these incidents are written for our learning it is 
t'us to study them and see whereip they illustrate 
< n salvation. 
fi ie men might be sent to look at a certain house and 
^v light bring back what seems to be conflicting re- 
rtSi One man might report three windows, another two 
^d'vs and one door, while the third reported but one 
3d \-. Although these men would be describing the 
' ouse, one of them saw only the north side, anoth^^r 
' 't, while the third takes his view from the south. 
u- "Studies in the Types" we will endeavor to use 
ord of each incident as illustrating a certain phase 
salvation, not meaning that the lesson from that 
I event is at all exhausted. 

Types of the Cross 

1 place of the cross in our salvation is so great that 
language breaks down in an effort to reveal its 
d meaning to us. Many of these incidents are 
f the cross of Christ, thus we will find great profit 
^ ing the cross in the light of these records. 
lemus was puzzled at the expression, "ye must be 
ain." What could it mean ? Surely a person could 
sr a second time into his mother's womb and be 
"^0, not that, but just as a person can enter this 
nly through birth, so a new birth is necessary to 
e next. But there is a diff'erence in these births. 
3om of the flesh and is flesh. That is, we were 
fleshly parents and have a fleshly body! In the 



new birth a person is born of the Spirit. A spirit is in- 
visible, so how can we be bom again? 

Illustrated by the Wind 

We can imagine that as Jesus and Nicodemus were dis- 
cussing this question, the wind was blowing and whistling 
about the house. "Now, Nicodemus, the new birth is just 
like that wind. You hear the sound thereof but cannot 
tell where it comes from or where it goes, but you can 
recognize its presence by what it does. 'So is everyone 
that is born of the Spirit' (John 3:8). It is a matter of 
faith and not of sight; you can, however, see the evi- 
dences of the new birth in a man's Kfe." 

Nicodemus was puzzled and said, "How can these things 
be ?" Jesus answered, "Now, Nicodemus, the incidents of 
the Old Testament were written for your learning and 
just like 'Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, 
even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whoso- 
ever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal 
life'" (John 3:14-15). 

Let us use our imagination and consider the incident of 
the serpents. 

"Help ! Help ! I have been bitten by a serpent. Carry me 
home quick." 

Well did this man know the result of his deadly wound, 
for one bite from the fangs of those serpents mean cer- 
tain death. The company of Israelites numbered about 
six hundred thousand men. They had repeatedly tempted 
God. Now God had sent the serpents among them as a 
judgment for their sins. The serpents crowded in and 
out among the people, leaving a path of pain, suflPering 
and death in their wake. 

We can imagine this man's situation as he is bitten. 
Two friends carry him to his tent. His wife applies everv 
known remedy, but to no avail, for there is no earthly 
cure for this terrible venom. His leg soon begins to swell 
and the pain shoots up the limb like flashes of lightning. 
In one hour the suffering is almost unbearable. The leg 
is twice its normal size, the pain has increased to a dull 
throbbing torture, fever is burning throughout his entire 
body. Is there no help? 

Yes, God has directed Moses to make a serpent of brass 
and place it on a pole where everyone can see it. Listen ! 
A messenger is now running through the camp, proclaim- 
ing the welcome message : 

"Look! Everybody look! Look at the serpent and be 
healed !" 

A gleam of hope shines in the face of the suffering man. 
He believes the message. They pull back the tent door 
and with the help of his wife he lifts his head and looks. 
Far away over the tops of thousands of tents he sees the 
brazen serpent. 

Instantly the pure warm blood surges through his body 
and with a bound he is out of bed completely healed. Why 
is he thus healed? Because he believed God's message. 

And now, dear reader, God has a message for your sin 
sick soul. "As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilder- 
ness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up, that who- 
soever believeth in him, should not perish but have ever- 
lasting life." The Son has been lifted up and has died 
on the cross for our sins. Beheve it. Come to him now. 
Put the keeping of your soul in the Lord's hands NOW be- 
fore you finish reading this page. Then, say with Paul, 
"I know whom I believed and am persuaded that he is 
able to keep that which I have committed unto him 
against that day!" (2 Tim. 1:12). 
Lake Odessa, Michigan. 



Shame rests on those who knew Jesus was innocent and 
yet allowed the crowd to revile him as guilty. 



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The Father and the Savior of Our Country 

(Continued from page 3) 

tue, but in Lincoln kindness was developed to extraordinary pro- 
portions. His kind and sympathetic spirit constitute a large part 
of his real greatness; it was that that made him so greatly loved. 
No one ever accused Lincoln of being beautiful, but his magnani- 
mous spirit transformed his homely features into "the beauty of a 

god." 

And Lincoln was religious. He has often been misunderstood 
at this point, because he never belonged to any organized church. 
He believed in God, the Bible and in prayer, and he spent much 
time in reading the Bible and in prayer. It is said that one reason 
why he never identified himself with any church was because he 
could not accept their lengthy creeds, which he believed they never 
practiced. He was a constant attendant at church services while 
in Washington, and was frequently in prayer meeting, says J. 
Sherman Wallace. This writer goes on to say that "When Bishop 
Simpson called upon Lincoln, the President asked him to pray 
with him. Then Lincoln said: 'Bishop Simpson, I want you, in the 
simplest terms, to explain to me just what you Methodists mean 
in the experience that you folks call conversion.' This the Bishop 
did in full detail, as if instructing a serious youth. When he had 
made an end, the great President slowly and cautiously replied: 
'Bishop, during these terribly dark days I have been much engaged 
in prayer for God's guidance and presence, and I think that I may 
humbly claim that this experience, which you have so clearly ex- 
plained, has taken place in my life.' " 

Two such great men came not by accident, but by and in the 
providence of God. As we think on the things that made them 
great, our hearts are thrown back in gratitude on the goodness 
of God. And may the qualities that inhered in them, become more 
and more characteristic of the nation they gave their lives to create 
and to save, and also of the people who enjoy the priceless heritage 
of these great souls. 



CLIMBING THE HILL DIFFICULTY 

I looked then after Christian, to see him go up the hill, 
where I perceived that he fell from running to going, and 
from going to clambering up on his hands and knees, be- 
cause of the steepness of the place. Now about the mid- 
way to the top of the hill was a pleasant arbor, made by 
the Lord of the hill for the lefreshment of weary travel- 
ers. Thither, therefore, Christian got, whei'e also he snt 
down to rest him : then he pulled his roll out of his bosom, 
and read therein to his comfort ; he now also began afresh 
to take a review of the coat or garment that wasi given 
to him as he stood by the cross. Thus pleasing himself 
a while, he at last fell into a slumber, and thence into a 
fast sleep, which detained him in that place until it was 
almost night and in his sleep his roll fell out of his hand. 
Now as he was sleeping, there came one to him, and 
awakened him, saying, "Go to the ant, thou sluggard: 
consider her ways, and be wise." (Prov. 6:6). .And with 
that, Christian suddenly started up, and sped him on his 
way, and went apace till he came to the top of the hill. 

Now when he was got up to the top of the hill, there 
came two men running amain ; tlie name of one was Tim- 
orous and of the otr.ov Mistrust: to whom Christian said, 
Sirs, what's the matter? — Bunyan's Pilgrim Progress. 



STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES 

By C. F. Yoder, B.D., Ph.D. 



THE FAITH OF THE GOSPEL 

THE USE OF THIS BOOK 
This book is not to be a substitute for a study of tlie 
Bible, but rather to stimulate and facilitate such stud v. 
— 2 Pet. 1:12. It is not to make proselytes of evangelical 



beUevers of somewhat different practices, for it re 
nizes the unity of the Spirit even in diversity of p 
tices, due rather to ignorance of the truth than to w 
disobedience. — Rom. 14:1-23. 

It is not to form a creed. We already have too n 
documents to chain the thought of the present to th£ 
the past, and hinder the free acceptance of new ti 
We have the Holy Scriptures, given "that the mai 
God may be perfect, thoroughly instructed for every • 
work."— 2 Tim. 3:15-17. ' 

But it is written to facilitate an orderly study of 
faith once for all delivered unto the saints." This ij 
fords by means of abundant references, arranged in d 
and touching all the principal doctrines, ordinances 
practices of the Christian life and the church. — Acts 
11. 

It is to convert the unconverted and to bring back t : 
who have gone astray. To those who have been caug 
the great apostasy of which Jesus and the apostles wai 
us (the fallen church, called "Babylon the great")': 
message is, "Come out of her, my people, that ye bi3 
partakers of her plagues." — Rev. 18:2-4. 

It is prepared especially for those who wish to be i :i 
bers of the church and wish first to know its teach) 
and for those who wish to be workers in the cht 
"workers who need not to be ashamed, rightly divi 
the word of truth."— 2 Tim. 2 :1.5. 

It is hoped that it may promote the spiritual uni 
all evangelical believers who read it, by means of £» 
ter knowledge of the questions which divide believer: n 
groups, and an increased respect for the reasons and 
tives of those who may differ. It is for use by imfl 
uals and by classes.— Eph. 4:13-16. 

INDEX 
PART ONE— GOSPEL DOCTRINES 
The Gospel 

Responsibility for knowing the truth. 

Errors of unbelievers. 

Freedom of interpretation. 

Finality and universality of the Gospel. 
The Church j 

I. Name \ 

Object. ' i 

Relations : ■ 

Between members. 
Between denominations. 
With the world. | 

Members ' 



II. 
III. 



IV. 



1. Qualifications. 

2. Duties: personal, domestic, social, 
political, to the church, to God. 

3. Doctrines : of God, of Christ, of the Holy 
of man, of angels, of the creation, of the 1 JJP 

4. Discipline. » 
V. Organizations and functions: * 



induffi 
lolv 'ffl 





1. Direction. 




2. Nutrition. i 




3. Work. \ 




4. Extension. I 




5. Sustain. .t 




6. Defense. f 




7. Spiritual Growth. jj 


VI. 


Meetings. 


VII. 


Ordinances. 




PART TWO— GOSPEL ORDINANCES 


I. 


Baptism. 




1. Origin and meaning. ,^ 




2. Form. i 




3. Conditions. V 



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4. The laying on of hands. 
II. The Lord's Supper. 

1. Relation to the Passover. 

2. Feetwashing. ' 

3. The Agape. 

4. The eucharist. 

5. The unity of the Lord's supper. 

THE FAITH OF THE GOSPEL 
Nearly two thousand years ago a prophecy was written 
ich says, "The time will come when they will not en- 
re sound doctrine, but after their own lusts will heap 
Jthemselves teachers having itching ears; and thoy 
jill turn away their ears from the truth and shall lie 
fped unto fables" (2 Tim. 4:3, 4). 
ro such an extent the prophecy has been fulfilled that . 
; times reclaim careful attention to the exhortation 
ich follows: "Preach the word." The word of God is the 
)rd of the Spirit against apostasy, and it is to help 
ers to use this trusty sword that we present this study 
the faith of the Gospel. 

t is natural to think, if we do not think deeply, that 
?ligion plagued with errors cannot be true. Neverthe- 
; Jesus Christ, the peerless teacher, repeatedly an- 
iiced that the leaven of error would enter the church 
Lich an extent that at the last he would vomit the cov- 
. ted portion from his mouth (Matt. 13:33; Rev. 3:11- 
(. 

fut the Gospel is not false on that account. Doubtless 

might have preserved free from error all translations, 

infallible all inteiiDreters, but such care would limit 

much the free will of man. A forced action is not 

, and God wants free moral agents. None other can 

Eiis sons and daughters. To produce such is the end of 

i endeavors. We read, "The earnest expectation of the 

r iture waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God 

Ejm. 8:19). 

Responsibility of Knowing 

3 develop free will it is necessary to give man mornl 
5 'onsibility. Instead of giving us doctrines, cut and 
r;d, to be taken as a child takes pills, God says to us, 
F)ve all things; hold fast to that which is good." 

s a result of this liberty some people change the bless- 
1) of God into curses, and others substitute for the 
ci of God their own ideas, and true believers are there- 
)i| exhorted to "contend earnestly for the faith once for 
llelivered unto the saints." We are not to add to the 
I'ljd the decrees of a church, but to contend for the pur- 
y|if the original word. 

-|! the Scriptures are the fount of truth, it is natural 

}!| the great ? postasy predicted should take forms that 

istj-edit the Bible. The false Roman chu/ch, pretending 

> Uard the faithful from corrupted versions, has ever 

aifht to keep the Bible from the people. Where it can- 

oljlo this it presents its own version corrupted by notes, 

of in and apart from the text, which pervert the orig- 

•a;meaning to suit the doctrines of the church. 

'lother part of the church, abusing the liberties of 

■ te intei-pretation, comes to the Bible with carnal 

"nd naturally see only the natural, for "the natural 

fliscerneth not the things of the Spirit for they are 

' ually discerned." Therefore these materialistic 

ers deny all inspiration, all miracle and all author- 

^ide from reason. But as reasoning can only be based 

facts, and they are lacking the facts of personal ex- 

ice m the regenerated life, their reasoning is false. 

th these traitors to the word are found pseudo-scien- 

near-sighted philosophers and blind atheists who 

n crymg out against the Bible. 

(To be continued) 



^be jfamil^ Hltar 

By T. C. Lyon 

Daily Readings and Suggestions 

(Keep with your Bible) 

MONDAY 

Psalm 19. "The heavens declare the glory of God; 
and the firmament showeth his handi-vvork." How much 
more truthfully could such a statement be made in 
these days of the telescope! With even the most casual 
contemplation of the heavens we cannot but be im- 
pressed with their beauty; they are so beautiful, in fact, 
that countless numbers throughout the earth have wor- 
shipped the stars, the moon, or the sun, rather than 
him_ who made them and placed them there. Our med- 
itations this week vdll center around these glorious 
symbols of his power and majesty, of his love and care. 
TUESDAY 

Gen. 15:1-6. God promised Abraham that his seed 
should be as countless as the stars. Although we know 
that the stars are numbered by hundreds of millions, 
there are not more than three thousand stars that are 
visible to the naked eye at any one time or place, so 
we know that Abraham saw no more than that, yet he 
was overwhelmed at the greatness of the promise. In 
much the same way as Abraham, we may think now 
that we understand something of God's precious prom- 
ises, but it will take all the ages to come before we 
begin to realize the fulness of the riches that are in 
Christ Jesus. 

WEDNESDAY 

1. Cor. 2 :l-9. Each of the twinkling stars which we 
see m the heavens is a blazing sun, similar in every 
way to the sun which gives us our light and life. Some 
of them are several hundred times as big as our sun 
and many times as bright. Probably some of these 
suns are also circled by planets like our earth. We do 
not know their purpose in the universe, but perhaps in 
the day when there shall be a "new heaven and a new 
earth," and the former things are passed away, we shall 
inhabit some of these other planets which God is even 
now preparing. But be that as it may, it is certain 
that he has prepared for us things as far exceeding our 
expectations as these blazing suns exceed our puny 
ideas of them. 

THURSDAY 

1 Con 2-10-16. From the days of Abraham until 
Galileo first turned his telescope on the heavens, men 
knew only the few thousand naked eye stars. The tel- 
escope may be likened unto the Spirit of God, which 
opens up to us a world that cannot be seen bv the nat- 
ural eye. We may see things with the naked eve that 
are like what we see with the telescope, but what we 
see with modern telescopes far transcends anything we 
could imagine otherwise. Jesus said, "The kingdom of 
heaven is like" — but when we actually see it, it will far 
transcend anything we have ever imagined. 
FRIDAY 

Psalm 103:1-13. Light travels about seven times 
around the earth in a single second; light reaches us 
from the sun in about eight minutes, but traveling, at 
the same speed, light will not reach us from the nearest 
star for more than four years. The light which we 
see from some of them has been hundreds of years in 
reaching us, so great is their distance from the earth! 
How much more meaning, then, we see in the words: 
"As the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his 
mercy toward them that fear' him." 

SATURDAY 

Psalm 103 :14-22. If Abraham could see the stars to- 
day, they would appear to him just as they always did : 
They shine on, practically changeless for thousands of 
years, appearing just the same to all men. everywhere. 
In a small way, then, they remind us of him who is 
from everlasting to everlasting, and may be known by 
the people of every nation. 

SUNDAY 

Psalm 8. As we realize the comparatively unimpor- 
tant place of our earth in the vast universe, we cry out 
with the Psalmist: "What is man, that thou art mind- 
ful of him?" Yet we have abundant evidence that he 
IS mindful of us, and has even visited us in the person 
of his Son. Let us praise him for his great power and 
glory, but most of all for the great love with which 
he hath loved his creatures. 



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W. I. DUKER, 

President 
Goshen. Indiana 

E. U MILLER 

Vice-President 
Maurertown. Virsinia 



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MAGAZiNE SECTION 
M. A. STUCKEY. editor. 

ASHLAND. OHIO 



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N. V. LEATHERMAN, 

General Secretary 
South Bend, Indiana 

M. P. PUTERBAUGH, 

Treasurer 
2210 Maple Ave., 
Evanston, Illinois 



Seventh Day Adventism 

The Result of a Predicament 
By William Edward Biederwolf 



If the followers of William Miller had 
been as honest as this misguided man him- 
self was, the situation which led to Seventh 
Day Adventism would not have survived 
that disappointing day in 1844, when for 
the second time the hopes of this farmer 
prophet were dissipated by the failure of 
Christ to put in his appearance according 
to the laboriously conceived and widely her- 
alded chronological calculation of this de- 
luded but none the less sincere man. 

The First Mistake 

William Miller made his first big mistake 
when he threw aside all human scholarship 
and depended alone upon his own untutored 
ability to master the mysteries of the Word 
of God. No man has a right to ignore what 
others have learned before him. You might 
as well step out into the starry night and 
expect to write an accurate treatise on as- 
tronomy and ignore all the findings and de- 
ductions of Galileo and Kepler and Herschel 
and scores of others who have given 
decades of tireless study to God's handi- 
work in the skies. When Phillip found the 
Ethiopian sitting in his chariot and ponder- 
ing over the Scriptures, he said to him, "Un- 
derstandest thou what thou readest?" But 
the Ethiopian didn't say, "1 thank you, sir, 
but I have the Word." No, but he said, 
"How can 1 understand unless some one 
should guide me?" And God's chosen mes- 
senger climbed into the chariot at the 
Ethiopian's request and put him wise to the 
meaning of what was puzzling him. 

BUT WHAT DID MILLER DO? 

He took his Bible in one hand and a Con- 
cordance in the other and said, "I'll figure 
this thing out for myself," and so foolish- 
ly sought to establish in this foolish and 
inexcusable way, "the times and seasons 
which the Father path put in his own pow- 
er." And so he went to work and ho dis- 
covered the exact time when the Lord was 
to come back again to the earth. 

AT LEAST HE SAID HE DID. 

But William Miller was not the first nor 
the last man to itch after a knowledge of 
this kind and to think he had found it. But 
all alike have seen their hopes vanish into 
thin air. 

Presumptuous Prophecies 

As soon as Christ had a.scended, some of 
the wise ones got it fixed up that he would 
come back BEFORE JOHN DIED. 

Christ had not been gone mora than twen- 
ty years until a certain party claimed that 
by divine revelation they were made the 
heralds of the glad tidings that the time of 
his second coming was JUST AT HAND. 

Another hundred years rolled by and 
some who were wise above what is writ- 
ten got it tipped off to them through ec- 
static visions that Christ was JUST ON 
THE EVE of coming. But it was all in 
their mind's eye. 

In the tenth century they got at it again, 
but it didn't pan out and the movement was 



followed with the usual disastrous results. 
A little later some others got on the job 
and they said that the fifth kingdom proph- 
esied by Daniel was JUST ABOUT to be 
set up and then of course Christ would 
come. They were known as "The Fifth 
Monarch Men." 

A hundred years later Imnianuel Sweden- 
borg came along with his revelations. Then 
came the Irvingites, the followers of Ed- 
ward Irving. THEY KNEW WHEN HE 
WOULD BE HERE. But he didn't come 
and the old sun rolled through the sky on 
the appointed day and said with a laugh, 
"Guess again." 

Another hundred years and Joanna South- 
cott with her "visions" and her "Book of 
Wonders" was in the limelight. She said 
that she herself was the actual Bride of the 
Lamb and that Christ would come through 
her on October 19, 1814. Then came Anna 
Lee, the founder of the Shakers, and 
claimed that Christ had come in her. And 
now, to say nothing of a number of less 
conspicuous prognosticators, we have today 
among others one Edward Taze Russell, 
who says that Christ has already come; 
that he came in 1874, and who said that he 
would establish his Millennial reign in Oc- 
tober 1914, but who later changed the date 
to the same month in 1915. 

AS IT HAS BEEN WITH ALL THESE, 
SO IT WAS WITH MILLER. 

THEY THOUGHT THEY KNEW, BUT 
THEY DIDN'T. 

A Predicament, and the Way Out 
Miller took for the foundation text of his 
theory the same old verse that so many 
other self-appointed prophets had bungled 
over, Daniel 8:14, "UNTO TWO THOU- 
SAND AND THREE HUNDRED DAYS 
THEN SHALL THE SANCTUARY BE 
CLEANSED." He was as ignorant of He- 
brew as a Hottentot is of the Klondyke and 
ho got "balled up" over the meaning of the 
word "day." 

With the verse just mentioned as the ba- 
sis of his calculation, Miller fixed the date 
of Christ's second coming as October 22, 
1843. It is said, although stoutly denied, 
that on this day the Millerites put on their 
specially prepared white ascension robes 
and climbed to the house tops and high 
places and waited for the moment to come 
when they would be "caught up to meet the 
Lord in the air." 

At any rate the wildest excitement pre- 
vailed. Property was given away and crops 
were left to rot in the field. They knew 
the end of the world was upon them. Those 
who did not believe were to be lost. But re- 
morseless old Time kept marching right on 
and CHRIST DID NOT COME. 

This should have been enough, but Mil- 
ler, like Pastor (?) Russell, discovered that 
he had miscalculated by a year and once 
more he fixed the date on the same day of 
the month, but in the year 1844. It is "said 
the excitement was even more intense than 



the year before. "THERE IS NO P0< 
BILITY OF MISTAKE THIS TIME," ; 
the Advent Message, page 569; all who 
ject the light will be lost." But again 
day passed without regard to Miller's 
ures. 

The results were pathetic. Many \» 
left destitute, many drifted into the ot 
isms of the times and others went away 
to infidelity altogether. Everybody triec 
explain. 

Elder White shoved the date up anot 
year. 

BUT THEY MISSED IT AGAIN. 

But fanaticism dies hard, if at all, 
those determined to find an explanatior 
relieve them of their ridiculous embarr: 
ment of course found it. They had tau 
that Christ was coming in 1844, to clet 
the earth, the sanctuary mentioned in If 
iel 8:14, but since Christ very plainly! 
not come to the earth in 1844, if they cil 
only find a sanctuary in heaven, the nei 
sary explanations would be at hand, i 
then they could show that it was the b. 
enly sanctuary which they, "by a slight ■ ■ 
take," had supposed to be the earth. 

Well, in the book of Revelation they , 
of a "temple of God that was opener l 
heaven," and in the book of Hebrews 
heavenly "sanctuary," a "tabernacle 
the Lord pitched," and lo ! their exp. » 
tion was at hand. It was Christ's coi i| 
or going into the Holy of holies, the ■ - 
sanctuary of this tabernacle in heavii 
Miller ignorantly prophesied, and " 
said Mrs. White, "was in the proclan 
of 1843 and his hand hid a mistake in 
of the figures" (Early Writings, pagt 
This looks a Little like God bungled a- 
as Miller, but anyhow the mistake wa 
isfactorily explained. 

Mrs. White and Her Visions'' 

The Mrs. White just referred to wasi 
til her recent death, the leader and pi 
etess of the Seventh Day Advent n 5 
ment. She was one of the early discipl of 
William Miller. Her maiden name was ■ 
Harmon. She was a nervous young 1 
and at the age of seventeen she had, :i ' 
claimed, her first vision. She was : 
wards repeatedly caugnt up into heavti 
"saw things." In one of these transi 
excursions she claims to iiave been .- 
the sanctuary, the temple into which . 
went. 

The pui-ported visions and revelatio' <» 
this neurotic, hysterical, cataleptic w 
were certainly the limit and the crei 
that swallowed them was certainly : 
markably easy one. These revelation 
called her "Testimonies." She has cor il- 
ted them to writing, and claims inspii o" 
for them even as the writings of the • 
are inspired. These revelations she ■ 
are "what God opened to me in vi "• 
YET SHE HAS ALTERED THEM A( IN 
AND AGAIN, A PROCEEDING HAR ! 
UNDERSTAND IF GOD TOLD ' 
WHAT TO WRITE IN THE F ■■ 
PLACE. 

But if the credulity that "fell" for 
in the first place is astonishing, it is a '■ 
more astonishing that any one of evi ■ 
dinary judgment can put any faith i ' 
inspiration or her divine leadership, ' 
so many, if not every one of her visioi .^^ 
prophecies have proven false. 

1. In one of her visions her acdMD 
ing angel told her that the time of 
tion for all sinners ended in 1844. SI 
claims the door of mercy is still open 

2. In another vision she discover* 
women should wear short dresaes 



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^its and she and her sister followers 

ssed this way for eight years. But the 

culous custom has now been abandoned. 

In another vision she said, "Soon we 

rd the voice of God like many waters, 

ch gave uS THE DAY AND THE HOUR 

JESUS' COMING." This cannot refer 

the coming in 1844, because it was in 

]9 that she had this vision. Knowing then 

exact hour of his coming, what about 

i prophecy of sixty-seven years ago. 

In she said, "Now time is almost finished 

li what we have been years (six years) 

4-ning, they (the new converts) will have 

earn in A" FEW MONTHS?" 

) In a vision in 1849 she learned that 

I (Ctntimted »n page IS) 



iditor's Select Notes on the 
Sunday School Lesson 

(Lesson for March 1) 

jsus Sending Forth Missionaries 

Tipture Lesson — Luke 9:1 to 10:24. 

ted Text— Luke 10:1-11, 17, 21, 22. 
Totional Reading — Rom. 10:8b-15. 

•Iden Text — The harvest indeed is plen- 

( 3, but the laborers are few : pray ye 

I jfore the Lord of the harvest, that he 

forth laborers into his harvest. — Luke 

Introductory Note 

|ke sets the mission of the Twelve and 
of the Seventy in successive chapters, 
ifour lists of the apostles agree in ar- 
ijlng the names in three groups of four; 
3.in giving Peter, Philip, and James fore- 
3 positions. Luke agrees with the first 
r pairs of Matthew. In the other six 
;Iaces Matthew before Thomas. Mat- 
S places himself last. The Seventy got 
6! name from the seventy elders of 
0^, or from the traditional seventy na- 
il of the earth. Luke's universal Gospel 
5; gives the account of the sending of 
efjeventy to all people witliout distinc- 
>i There is no duplication of the charge 
ie Twelve. The work of the Seventy, 
oi-h intended as a preparation for Christ's 
l|ing, was not permanent like that of 
ejwelve. Luke is not an eyewitness. The 
nfs of some of the Seventy are: Sos- 
e: s, Mattathias, Barnabas, Cephas. Thad- 
U; Their successors were the early pres- 
tk 

! Laborers Few — Pray Ye 

Tl.^ harvest is always great; full half the 

'f 's population is yet in heathen dark- 

■ And the laborers are always few 

1 ued with the great need. Even among 

' who are professing Christians and 

i ers of the church, the laborers are 

*vj There are not many who are willing 

T forth effort to win souls, and fewer 

li.j are willing to go into all the world 

he (jospel message. The most impor- 

act in the solution of the problem of 

IS is prayer. 

IS instructive to note that the laborers 
■Ives, and those who ought to be la- 
. were the ones instructed to pray for 
aborers. (1) They felt the need and 
therefore, pray with heart and soul. 
le prayer was an inspiration to enter 
leartily into the work themselves. The 
pray-er will do all he can to answer 
n prayer. (3) No one has greater 
)f praying, of constant communion 
"d, than those who would gather in 
*j"vest." 



The Spirit of Christ, a Requisite 

There is something more important than 
just men, and that is the quality of men. 
There is need of volunteers, but volunteers 
must first be wholly yielded to Christ and 
the Spirit of Christ nmst dwell in them. 

"Give me a hundred men — not men that 
are glowing while they sing, and heavenly 
while they pray, though I would have them 
so; (writes a famous pulpit orator but men 
that are morning, noon and night born of 
God and that so carry the Spirit of Christ, 
that others coming into their presence say: 
'There is a Christian here,' — give me a hun- 
dred such men and I will make the world 
believe. I do not ask to see a grape vine 
before I know it is there. I know there are 
grapes near when the air is full of their 
odor; and the question under such circum- 
stances always is: 'Where is the vine?' and 
not. What is that I smell? You are to be 
a savour of love and peace and gratitude 
and thanksgiving, so that wherever you go, 
the essence of the truth that is in you shall 
go out to mankind." 

Methods of Work 

1. They went in their ordinary mode of 
living. 

2. They went forth two by two. This is 
still one true and effective method of Chris- 
tian work. 

3. They were going among countrymen, 
and lived according to the usages of Orien- 
tal hospitality. 



4. This was the best way to reach the 
people. The religion of Jesus was for daily 
life. There was no show, no self-seekmg, 
no expense. They met the people on com- 
mon ground. 

5. They themselves were to be free fro.n 
all worldly anxiety, so that they could give 
themselves wholly to their mission without 
fear or favor. They had nothing to lose, 
and their support was assured. 

6. Under other circumstances Jesus gave 
very different instructions (Luke 22:35, 36). 
His disciples carried some money with them 
(John 12:6; 13:29).— Illustrated Quarterly. 

Travel Light 
The purse was for money, and they 
would need no money. The wallet "was a 
small basket carried on the back, or by a 
strap hanging from one shoulder, contain- 
ing the food of the traveler." — Endicott. 
They were to carry no food. They were not 
to go barefoot, but were not to carry a sec- 
ond pair of sandals. The Christian worker 
will "travel light," he will not burden him- 
self with many possessions, each of which 
is a care and a distraction from his great 
task. — Ibid. 

No Time for Salutations 
"This expression meant very much to the 
Oriental, for the salutation of the Eastern 
people frequently took half an hour, and 
sometimes an hour would be consumed. 
They touched their turbans, fell upon their 
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E. M. RIDOLE, 

President 
Warsaw, Indiana 



. C. VANATOR. 

Associate 
Peru, Indiana 



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C. D. WHITMER, 217 E. Dubail Ave., South Bend, Ind. 



GLADYS M. SPrCE, 

General Seoretary 

and 

Treasurer 

2301 13th St.. N. E.. 
Canton, Ohio 



Cambria County C. E. Union 






The Cambria County Brethren Christian 
Endeavor Union held its first rally of the 
new year in the Third Brethren church of 
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday even- 
ing, January 27th. This organization is 
made up of the C. E, Societies of the broth- 
erhood in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, 
and so far is represented by the following 
societies: the First church of Johnstown, 
Third church of Johnstown, Conemaugh, 
Vinco, and Pike. There were over 100 mem- 
bers from the various societies present and 
as many friends. 

The program of the evening was opened 
with the hymn, "Onward Christian Sol- 
diers," after which Rev. J. L. Gingrich, pas- 
tor of the Third church, led in prayer. In 
looking forward through the theme — "Our 
C. E. Vision for 1931" — many goals and 
plans, whereby each individual as well as 
the society might experience steps forward 
in C. E. work, were suggested. The three 
talks of the evening, which were given by 
members of the Union, brought out the 
thought of the theme very clearly. The 
first by Dora McCoy of the Third Brethren 
Society stressed "Personal Allegiance to 
Christ." The second, by Kenneth Ashman 
of the First Brethren Society, was on the 
subject, "Witnessing for Christ." And the 
third by Mildred Furry, also of the First 
Brethren Society, gave a practical applica- 
tion to the separate societies through the 
subject, "Stronger Stakes and Longer 
Cords. All were most interesting and in- 
structive. 



The music of the evening was in keep- 
ing with the theme. The thought of a guid- 
ind hand was expressed in a soprano solo 
entitled "Lead Kindly Light, by Hanna 
Jones of the Pike society. In the absence 
of a second special number an impromptu 
quartet was chosen from the group to sing 
"I Love to Tell the Story." Those in this 
quartet were Mrs. Floyd Benshoff, Lois 
Byers, James Mackall, Paul Rorabaugh. 

A playlet entitled, "Wlio Killed Christian 
Endeavor?" was given by members of the 
Third Brethren, or Morrellville Society. It 
gave the story of many of the bad practices 
in the Christian Endeavor meetings that 
tend to kill the meetings, and what to do 
when such things occur. The playlet was 
directed by Catherine Benshoflf, and those 
taking part were Betty Swallow, Helen 
Jones, Ila Wingard, Martha Eppley, Rita 
Jones, Anna Leftie, Vivian Swallow, Goldie 
Homer, Dorothy Link, Anna Ford, Luella 
Jones, Clara Smith and Ruby Horner. 

In the business session which followed, 
plans were formulated for the Bible Con- 
ference which the Union will sponsor the 
week of April 13-19 inclusive. Rev. A. V. 
Kimmell, of Philadelphia, has accepted the 
invitation of the Union to be the speaker 
during this conference, the Lord willing. 

The awarding of the "Honor Society Ban- 
ner" at each rally is based on the average 
percent of attendance at the weekly meet- 
ings and at the rally. The Vinco Society 
has held this banner for the last three 
months. The Pike Society received the ban- 



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FEBRUARY 21, 193] 



ner this time with a 92 percent record. 
Vinco was second \vith 89 percent and Mor- 
rellville third with 84 percent. 

The invitation of the Vinco Society to 
have the next rally, which will be on May 
5th, at their church was unanimously ac- 
cepted. 

An evening of games, Christian fellow- 
ship, and refreshments, directed by the So- 
cial Conmiittee under the supei-vision of 



1907 



Carl Uphouse, chairman, brought the rally 
to a close. Dr. Clark and his daughter, Maude ■\j 

Just recently the Union sent six hags^ liston Clark, crossed South America in ] 



containing over 200 pounds of clothing to 
the Kentucky Mission. This clothing was 
gathered through the various societies of 
the county. 

In his Name, 
ROBERT A. ASHMAN, President, 
Cambria County C. E. Union, Penna. 



Fifty Years of Christian Endeavor 

High Points in the Society's Progress 



> 



? 



Editorial Note — We are sorry to note that 
last week the review of Christian Endeavor 
for the years of 1898 to 1910 was omitted. 
We are therefore running it in this week. 
Those making a scrap book of this brief 
history, will please take note and paste 
their clipping in their proper order.) 

1898 
The first Christian Endeavor society in 
St. Petersburg, Russia, was organized Oc- 
tober 15, with twenty-one members, by John 
Shirlaw, a young Scotchman. 

1899 
Army Christian Endeavor societies were 
doing a splendid work among our soldier 
boys in the Philippines. 

1900 

Dr. and Mrs. Clark with their youngest 

>son Sydney made their second journey 
around the world, visiting Japan and China, 
and returning across Siberia to the World's 
Convention at London. 

The nineteenth International and second 
World's Convention was held in Alexandra 
Park, Alexandra Palace, Royal Albert Hall, 
and Tent Mizpah, London, England, July 
14-18. ' 

Thousands of Christian Endeavorers were 

massacred in the Boxer outbreak in China. 

ylDuring the outbreak twenty-seven members 
[/ out of a Christian Endeavor society of forty- 
seven in Dr. W. S. Ament's mission were 
massacred. 

1901 
It was voted to signalize the twentieth 
birthday of Christian Endeavor by making 
February 2 a great Decision-Day for Christ, 
and that the year be made further niem- 
/ orable by an offering from every society to 
the missionary boards of its own church. 

Ohio was one of the first States to ap- 
point a field-secretary — Rev. Charles H. 
Hubbell. 

1902 
John Willis Baer resigned as general .sec- 
retary of the United Society of Christian 
Endeavor June 25, the resignation becoming 
effective October 1. 

1903 
One hundred and seventy-fivo returned 
,Boor prisoners of war Endeavorers dedi- 
■ cated themselves to missionary work among 
' the natives of South Africa. 

1904 

/The great revival in Wales began in an 
Endeavor meeting of the New Quay Calvin- 
istic Methodioi church in February. 

1905 

The campaign for a World's Christian 
Endeavor Building was inaugurated. The 
corner-stone was laid July is, 1917; the 
building was dedicated July 31, 1918. 

A letter from New Caledonia, Loyalty 
I V. Islands, reported that out of a population 
i /^of 6,092 there were 1,988 Christian Endeav- 



3,000 for missions the 



interests of Christian Endeavor. 

1908 

Daniel A. Poling became field-secretari 
the Ohio Christian Endeavor Union. 

1909 

Dr. Clark left on his fourth joui| 
around the world, accompanied by iS 
Clark, to attend the World's Christian \ 
deavor Convention at Agra, India. 

The fourth World's Christian Endeii 
Convention was held in the vice-regal ti 
at MacDonald Park, Agra, India, Nov] 
ber 20-23. 

1910 

Dr. Clark was accorded the unusual ; 



orers. They raised 
year before. 

1906 _-. - 

William Shaw was elected general secre- \jlege of an audience with His Majesty, 
tary of the United Society of Christian En- / suliito, the emperor of Japan, which 
deavor December 12; his resignation became very gratifying to the missionary fo| 
effective December 31, 1919. there. 



Send Foreign Mission Funds to 
LOUJS S. BAUMAN 

Financial Secretary Foreign Board 

l'J25 East Sth St.. 

Long Beach. California 



MISSIONS 



Send Home Missionary Funds to 

R. PAUL MILLER 

Home Missionary Secretary 

Berne, Indiana 



News from French Equatorial Africa 



December 18, 1930. 
Dear Evangelist Readers: 

When we last viTote you Mr. Hathaway 
had been suffering from fever. We are glad 
to say that he recovered sufficiently to be 
up by November 21st, and has seemingly 
been in better health since than before. 

On the 23rd of November a strange phen- 
omenon occurred, which was repeated on the 
6th of December. Clouds and swarms of 
locusts hovered over the country, obscuring 
the sun by day and settling dovyn by night 
to eating the vegetation and stripping the 
fields and pastures of the locality. Fortu- 
nately they did not settle at Yaloke Station 
either time, and our gardens were spared 
any damage. The natives went forth in 
large numbers to the surrounding villages 
to gather them for food, for, like John the 
Baptist, they believe in eating anything 
which the law has not forbidden, seemingly 
so at least, for they find locusts a great del- 
icacy. 

On the 25th of November, after a long 
silence, mail was received. It was in time 
to make us thankful for Thanksgiving Day 
in more ways than one, not only joy in our 
hearts, but delicacies for our table were the 
result of that mail, just in time as I have 
said, for Thanksgiving. Dr. Gribble had a 
birthday on the third of December and was 
hospitably entertained at Mrs. Hathaway's. 
A delicious meal was followed by a time of 
fellowship and rejoicing. The missionaries 
returned to their work refreshed by this 
little experience and encouraged to go forth 
to their ordinai-y service. 

On December 7th wholesale vaccination 
was performed in this region by one of the 
government doctors. Our own native mis- 
sion force was included, for we do not vol- 
untarily seek medical work which the gov- 
ernment will handle for us. So efficiently 
do they vaccinate in the region about Ya- 
loke, that we have never seen a case of 
smallpox in this vicinity. Many of our peo- 
ple, however, had not been vaccinated before 
and some of them have been very, very ill 
from the effects of the inoculation, leaving 



i 



us short-handed in many lines of our v k 

Meetings have continued daily in u; 
church. There have been inquirers ( Iv 
six of whom have been baptized duriii 
month. Building has gone fonvard ) 
slowly, having been closed on the If 
December, not to be resumed- again 
after our Conference at Belle\'Tje, whit 
hold its sessions from Christmas until - 
time early in January. The school chi ei 
at Yaloke are still enjoying a vac; in 
School will not be re-opened here unti bf 
arrival of Miss Emmert. A telegrai, 
daily expected giving news of her ptoi 
tive arrival as well as that of Miss Ty 

But although brief vacations take i« 
from time to time in the work; althOup •" 
school children are at times free from 
duties; there is one branch of our ■■■ 
which never takes a vacation. The ni( ^a^ 
work at Yaloke continues 365 days ii] 
year, although only emergency c 
cared for on Sunday aside from the 
routine of in-patients' work. Some 
new patients which we are caring foft 
hospital during the last two wee' 
case of arthritis of the knee, requiring 
age; a case of amputation of the toe; 
patients seriously mauled by leo; 
case of very severe bums and a fl 
leg. The total number of patients 
during the quarter was 3,483. 

Just as we were writing this, th( 
boys whom we mentioned last month 
ing departed for their vacation, rel 
health and strength, reporting a p: 
time, having preached daily in the 
where they were being entertained. 

A very important event which 
curred during the month is the ci 
of Mrs. Hathaway's translation of 
pel of Mark, which will be submitted 
Conference meeting for final approvf 
typed and sent to the publishers as st 
possible. 

On December 13th mail was again w 
after eighteen days of silence. Befo 
scarcely had time to read this mail n 
were received from Bassal and Bellevu 



■EBRUARY 21, 1931 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



l*age 13 



ant letters had to be written and sent in 
directions at once, so that we hardly 
V where to find a moment for rest, even 
ng the usual hours of repose, 
lese are wry busy days for the one who 
riting, as the hospital work is going full 
e, the village work is continuing, prepa- 
)n is being made to leave for the Con- 
nce at Bellevue in the early morning of 
24th, and all sorts of reports and cor- 
ondence must be gotten off beforehand. 



Therefore we are compelled to send you a 
short letter this time. 

We trust that you will remember us the 
more in prayer the busier we are, and that 
you will pray in a very special way for 
every department of our work, for every 
Station thereof, and for new stations which 
we hope may soon be opened. 

Praying God's blessing upon you, I am, 
Faithfully yours, 
FLORENCE N. GRIBBLE. 



Kittanning to Fort Wayne, Indiana 



e are better able to understand God's 
to Abraham, asking that he leave coun- 
and kindred, since we now in obeying 
all have left our native state to become 
osier. 

ter almost three years of work in the 
isylvania hills one cannot help but re- 
the "glory of God," is not to be seen 
"in the heavens," but also in the hills, 
llowing Brother Witter in the work at 
inning and Brush Valley, we found a 
(ripe for development, and watered by 
and of God, it ti-uly produced abundant- 
Suited for the sowing of Brethrenism 
ipon witnessed the growth in our Sun- 
ijjchool and the attendance was shown in 
figures set from Sunday to Sunday. At 
iresent without a pastor the Sunday 
1,1 is in the neighborhood of two hun- 
ij With such a Sunday school we found 
?jp no task to start laying the founda- 
icor Christian Endeavor work. Two 
e|id societies were organized by Mrs. 
is, one Intermediate and the other Jun- 

older girls not being content • with 
tpe Christian Endeavor, opened the way 
'•le organizing of a Sisterhood. Today 
s| splendid organization. With so many 
people the future of the church at 
t tning will be well cared for. 
tfas with regrets that Mrs. Adams and 
rfithis work on the 18th day of October. 

icided to first take a little rest, which 
mr, nearly turned out to be our eter- 

V.t, due to an automobile accident. We 
11 ever forget the many happy days of 



fellowship, the kindness, and real love of 
these people, which continue to follow us 
even though we are miles away. May God 
richly bless them and in these days, and 
may they patiently wait and watch and pray 
for him who has promised to return. 

After a visit in the east, during which 
time we had the opportunity of speaking in 
our churches at Allentown and Philadelphia, 
and also seeing our loved ones, we started 
for our new home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

We are more than satisfied in our new 
field to say the least. The women of the 
church very kindly, at our request, secured 
for us a house, and with the aid of the men 
had everything in order for us upon our 
arrival. Our only task was to enter and 
make ourselves at home. 

Following our first Sunday together there 
was a reception held for us in the church, 
at which everyone had a most pleasant time, 
and also the opportunity of getting better 
acquainted. 

Our work has chiefly been one of visita- 
tion, yet ye have endeavored to keep our 
eyes open for those we could interest in the 
church as well as those we could win for 
the Lord. Fort Wayne is young as a church 
and small as to membership, but we feel God 
has a great future for her. We ask an in- 
terest in the prayers of God's people every- 
where, that we may build and work with a 
mind to work. Only thus, will we glorify 
and honor him who "loved the CHURCH 
AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR IT." 

SAMUEL J. ADAMS. 




NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



Our Lord's Greatest Apoitle 
wai a great eorretpondent 




^ BRETHREN CHURCH, PHILA- 
DELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA 

February 9, 1931. 
< >rge S. Baer, 
; I, Ohio. 
other Baer: 

!■ annual church business meeting it 
' ided to send our Sunday school re- 
1- the year to the BRETHREN 
ELIST for publication, 
wught that it might be of interest 
uragement to some other schools 
what the Lord has done for our 
Following is the report: 
sincerely yours in his service, 
jLARA J. HENDLEY, Secretary. 
'he Superintendent's Report 

January 31, 1931. 
Moderator and Brethren: 
senting the annual report of the 
-chool for the year of 1930, I do so 
nksgiving and praise to our Heav- 



enly Father through his Son, our Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ. "Blessed be the Lord, 
who daily loadeth us with benefits, even 
the God of our Salvation. Selah" (Psalm 
68:19). "It is a good thing to give thanks 
unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy 
Name, O Most High; to show forth Thy 
loving kindness in the morning and Thy 
faithfulness every night" (P.salm 92:1, 2). 
In summarizing the work of the year, I 
feel that we, as a school have made pro- 
gress under the direction of the Holy Spir- 
it. The Lord has blessed us with a fine or- 
ganization of loyal and faithful workers. I 
do not know of a more consecrated band of 
officers, teachers and committeemen than 
we have at 10th and Dauphin Streets. All 
of them have separated themselves from the 
world and are living for his glory and the 
salvation of lost souls. I thank God for 
every one of them. They have given me 
whole-hearted support for which I am grate- 



ful. If in your judgment the school has 
been successful they deserve the credit. 

The Word of God has been faithfully 
preached from our pulpit and this has had 
its effect upon our officers and teachers and 
in turn has refiected itself upon the schol- 
ars. The Word of God does not return void 
but accomplishes his purpose. 

I would like to mention a few items of 
interest which have occurred during the 
year. 

1. The coming of our pastor. Brother A. 
V. Kimmell, has given confidence and im- 
petus to our work. He has cooperated with 
us in every way. He has been a booster of 
our school. 

2. In order to give us a little more time 
and to insure our closing on time, we 
changed the opening of our school to 9:40 
A. M. This has worked out all right. 

3. Through the energetic efforts of our 
Brother Robert Crees, we were able to start 
a new work, that is, a week day Bible 
school. The attendance and interest have 
been satisfactory. We are expecting great 
things from this school. 

4. Our sixth Summer Bible school was 
highly successful. A reorganization of the 
course of study was effected. We can now 
promote from year to year and finally grad- 
uate a student after having finished the 
course. The main object of this school as 
well as the, week day school is, of course, to 
get the boys and girls acquainted with the 
Bible. Ten children confessed Christ as 
their Savior, four of whom were baptized 
and received into the church. 

5. Thirteen boys and girls confessed 
Christ as their Savior during Brother C. H. 
Ashman's meetings, two of whom were bap- 
tized and received into the church. 

6. Out of twenty-six who joined the 
church during the year sixteen came 
through the Sunday school and three 
through the Week Day Bible school. 

7. We are gratified with the good re- 
ports received from our new missionary. 
Miss Edna Patterson. Miss Elizabeth Ty- 
son, our other missionary, is probably just 
reaching Africa after spending a year in 
the Homeland. 

8. There have been a number of Red Let- 
ter Days which for attendance and fine pro- 
grams have perhaps never been excelled. 
Junior Day, 367; Easter, 400 (Greatest Mis- 
sionary Offering in the history of the 
school); Children's Day, 420; Rally Day, 
518 (record attendance for all time); Home- 
coming Day, 337; Special Thanksgiving 
Day, 357. 

9. During the year 28 scholars had per- 
fect attendance, 19 missed only one Sunday, 
2 two Sundays, 9 three Sundays: total 58. 
Our Secretary reports total attendance for 
year 14,394 average 277 per Sunday as 
against 13,633 total and 262 average in 
1929 (Seven year average 244). There were 
84 new scholars. 

10. During the year we changed our 
Sunday School Visitor, having been fortu- 
nate in obtaining the services of Miss Clara 
J. Hendley, who has done fine work. 

11. Our Treasurer's report shows un- 
usually large offerings. Total receipts 
amounted to $4,281.11 to which we add 
$496.43 Missionary balance from last year 
making a total of $4,777.54. Total expendi- 
tures $4,292.28, leaving a balance of 
$485.26. Of this amount $2,512.47 went for 
Foreign Missions and $1,779.81 for Home 
Missions. 

In closing this all too lengthy report I 
wish also to thank our Honorary Superin- 
tendent, Brother Horace Kolb, for his coun- 



Paje 14 THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST FEBRUARY 21, 193; 

sel suggestions and encouragement given Goshen also demonstrated the good spirit verting sinners, for vehich we thank 

during the year. with their presence and interest. praise the Lord and rejoice. 

The work of the Sunday school is a great Qur people were prepared in no little way The final results of the campaign, so 

work. We have much before us, and with ^y the generosity of Brother C. F. Yoder fs mere numbers are concerned, is as 

the Lord's help we hope to be used in the ^ho gave us a series of four sermons at the lows:— Two hundred and twenty-one si 

coming yeai- in a larger measure in the sal- Christmas season. The church has been stepped forward to the altar. Prob; 

vation of precious souls, thereby hastening greatly benefitted by the coming of both three-fourths were first confessions. Tw- 

the coming of our blessed Lord. Dr. Bell and Dr. Yoder. ^^^e members of the church, who cani. 

Respectfully submitted, j^ y LEATHERMAN confess to the sm of backsliding or indi) 

CARL H. SEITZ, Superintendent. " " ' ence, and who wished to make a confes 

, and rededication of Ufe. Seventy-eigh 

^"'""' 'snZlrScbZ " REVIVAL AT LONG BEACH CHURCH the number have already been baptized 

aunaay oi,n«ui „„,,,, t-,- ^ r> x, more will be very soon. Three baptized 

Receipts: ,,„on.i,oo, December the 28th the First Brethren unite with some other church. Two ur 

Cash Balance on han.l Jan. 1, 1930 $ 112.23 church began a revival which continued for, ^^ j^^^^^. ^^.^^ another Brethren chi 

Offerings received during year ... 1,717.27 four weeks. Rev. Russell I Humberd of q^^ ^^^^^^ ^ relation. Quite a numbei 

— — - Lake Odessa, Michigan preached both morn- ^^^ cliildren are members of the 1) 

H.829.50 ing and evening, which pleased us so well ^^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^j^ ^^^.^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^J 

Expenditures: we wanted him to give us a few more ser- ^^^ ^^^.^. .^^^.^ objecting. Some wiU \ 

———- nions. This he did using his Bible chart ^^^^ ^^-^ ^.^^ ^^^^^. churches. 

Total for year • ^^'^tlil '"'''''"^ ^^ ^""^^^"^ ''^'"^ P^'* compre- .^^ ^^^^ ^^^. quarterly communion ; 

Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1931 .... 79.^^ hensive. ^^e January 28th, with many new ii 

Missions Tuesday, December 30th, Walter McDon- taking part for their first time. 

Receipts: aid, the converted comedian-evangeUst, Ear- Our Bible school the last few Surj 

Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1J30 ^ ^l^:^. iT Vom Bruch's singer, arrived to lead the had an average attendance of over i 

Monthly Offerings ^ ^^o'lv singing, also Vom Bnich's pianist, James hundred, our goal is one thousand. 

Easter Offering x,v.ZA7 ^avis, he is a fine player and singer too. q^ February 1st to the 6th the He a 

«2 948 04 '^^'^ ,'' "^^""^ '''''' P""'"^ ^T . ?''''" Christian Alliance of America held a b 

'•'^'^ ing thirty-seven years in Christian work as Conference at the First Brethren chur i 

Expenditures. pastor and evangelist, having spent twenty- ^ong Beach, California. There were e 

^^'^^'°"' ^^'^30 00 '^^ "l *^°'' ^l^'^ ? Philadelphia and Long ^ « afternoon and evenings. ' e, 

Miscellaneous ^"""^ Beach, into which Anaenca s best talent al- ,^|^y ^^^^ conducted bv Dv. M: 

—-— - ways comes, without hesitation, we say that ^^.^^ ^^^^ ^^^ j^^^^-,^^, ^^^ ^ ^ 

Rl o. .l,.nMT.. 1 1001 -$405^" the three greatest leaders of evangelistic tgr of the Jewish Synagogue at the ti m 

Balance on hand J^"„''„^"4g,g^j.^g°^-"' smgmg we have ever heard, are Charles remarkable conversion, and one cti 

THE TRE ASURER. Alexander, (deceased Homer Rodeheaver, ^^^^ ^^^.^^^^ Christian scholars ir tl 

cn.TTu uT^^n RWTVAi f?'^ ^f^^"" MacDonald. And m our hum- p Ge„„aJe 

SOUTH BEND REVIVAL ble judgment, while each had (or has) his ^^^^ ' ^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^.^^^^ ^^^.^^ 

It is our good fortune to be able to re- own strong points, Walter MacDonald, our ^.^^.^^ ^^^.^ interesting. Rev. Pelt; a^ 
port another very successful evangelistic own 'Mac', is the most winning, therefore ^ "Panorama of Jewry in Relation to 
campaign here in South Bend, Indiana. The the most popular personally, ot the three ^ianity." He told how the Jews ha^ 
meetings began on Sunday, January 18, with And 'Mac' gives the Lord all the credit! ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ centuries, and the an 
Dr. W. S. Bell preaching. The attendance May God bless liis ministry now in our ^gi^^nj^g ^f the Jew to become a ni: 
was good right from the start. The work- church. , . ^ j • • tian, in the family and among the 
ing members of the church were interested He not only gave us lots of good singing ^^ 'j^^.^j^ lectured on the History of 
and enthusiastic in doing what they could himself but used some of the fine talent we ^^^^ ^^^ Creation to the Fall and the oa 
in prayer, visitation and invitation. Dr. have in our church in singing and mstru- ^^^ ^^^ different dispensations in th Hi: 
Bell preached with his usual fervor and vig- mental music. Also having talent from the ^ ^^ Israel He also discussed th^ 
or with the Spirit of the Lord leading him. outsi.de, including one man who played on ^le between the Jews and Arabs toe- 
One business man (not a member of the ten instruments at the same time, these ■ , , ,. -^ r- a> 
Brethren church) remarked to another con- musical entertainments brought the people We received much light on God s ^^ 
cerning Dr. Bell, saying, "He was the best out, even the unsaved. Then on Saturday ful plan and leading of his people an 
fundamentalist preacher that has been in evening "Mac" liad converted downs and final restoration etc It would be ar 
South Bend for a number of years." Our outs from the Pacific Garden Mission, Chi- ration to any church to hear an ex 
people here appreciated the good he has cago (where "Mac" was converted) and uke Dr. Reich. ^ 
done for us. . others to come and testify of their mirac- •'^- ^- J^i'^*^' 

The song service was directed by our reg- ulous conversions. 

ular choir director, Lewis Long. Brother Brother Bauman did the preaching; FROM AN ISOLATED MEMBI 

Long, in an unassuming manner, pleas- preaching the old time gospel sermons j believe I have written before ab- 

ingly and positively leads the people in the "GOOD MEASURE, RUNNING OVER." „^^^^^ ^^ waiting" out here, and ho 

song service which best prepares them for One night he preached on Baptism and an- ^^ ^ ^^^, Brethren doctrine and 

the message of the evangelist. He also had other on Feetwashing. ^^^ fellowship. The church where \ 

the regular backing of the choir that was "Mac" is a wonderful personal worker. ^^ regularly'is one that talks mucl i 

faithful every night. When the invitation was extended he went «^hole gospel" and their loyalty to t * 

As to the results of the meeting there among the people and most always brought jjamentals, yet many of the doctriij 

were fifty-five who made the confession or some forward. Then when the congrega- ordinances' so precious to us and so| 

presented themselves for membership into tion was dismissed, he took them to a room taueht in the Scriptures are either ( 

the church here either by letter or by rela- and gave all who had come foi-ward instruc- ^^ Hghtlv dismissed, 

tion. Of this number thirty-six have been tion concerning the plan of salvation, and ^ ' + j •]„ fill 

baptized and five others added by letter and had them confess the Christ as their per- Among the people 1 meet aai'y »« 

relation. Others are to be baptized soon, sonal Savior. n^any who have spoken of such U1C0| 

This is the largest ingathering in the pas- A square bwx was brought in with these cies of doctrine in the cmircnes i| 

tor's five veaivs' experience in South Bond, words on, "HELP KEEP THE CHRISTIAN various commumties. Just recenwja 

Plans are being made to care for the little CLEAN." It contained smoking pipes, cig- fing to such matters, one remaruet^ 

ones who have blessed our church with their arette packages; two women sent their cig- 't a farce. 

new membership and by this means made arettes up for the box. There were also At no time in recent years M'ft 

us responsible for shepherding them. Of show and dance tickets, gambling tickets been so many who were ready and ' 

the number coming, seventeen were young and other devices to entertain the "OLD for a whole gospel in fact as wej 

people and adults, the rest were juniors and MAN," in the box. name. Equally true is it that tr|J 

intermediates. The Lord heard and answered the many has wearied of churches which erl 

We appreciate the men's chorus from our prayers that were offered up before the re- all manner of social activities to t| 

Nappanee church which Brother Owen vival and during the meetings in the church tical exclusion of the spiritual. Thei 

brought with him on one of the evenings and at the cottage prayer meetings. has been a time, then, when the | 

as well as further visits from these good The Holy Spirit was in these meetings whole gospel preached by the Brett P 

brethren. Brethren from Ardmore and with old time power, convicting and con- the sturdy, sincere, practical Ch' 



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has been their historic heritage, have 
so strong an appeal to such numbers 
lople. 

e Brethren people, I believe, give more 
ously for .missions than do the people 
est other denominations, but if they 
willing to give scripturaly, as God 
rospered them, how much might now 
complished! If the Mission Board 
able to place competent men in these 
[1 which are "white unto harvest," it is 
rjelief that the church might experience 
at ingathering. 
[|this connection, let me say that I be- 
lt is a grave mistake to separate the 
of our missions, both home and for- 
from the "Evangelist," and to main- 
leparate publications for these inter- 

rj maintain these separate publications 
inly result in limiting the inspiration 
illomes from reading of the trials and 
itjies of our missions to the compara- 
ej few who are already vitally inter- 
«| Moreover, this undesirable result can 
aliieved only by considerable added ex- 
iJand duplication of effort. 
[n|ne of his splendid editorials, Brother 
eiecently directed our attention to the 
atji of the Church of the Brethren in 
isidating their various publications, and 
ight well profit from their experience, 
tlijnews of our various mission projects 
hfne and abroad were presented each 
el^not monthly), to the wider circle of 
ai^Ust readers, the natural result would 
auickening of interest on the part of 
isiWhose interest is now but slight, and 
mi sustained, better informed interest 
t- part of all. It is true that this 
gh call for an enlarged "Evangelist," 
: (;n that would be more efficient than 
n ly entirely, separate publications. 
1 mid be well to maintain separate de- 
iLrnts in the "Evangelist," each edited 
tb various special interests, but certain- 
a monger, more effective, and more at- 
ictij; church paper would be the inevit- 
ie jsult. Our present policy will make 
th< 'Evangelist" little more than an ex- 
- for sporadic news letters and the 
adulations of pastors and evange- 
. ; ,ie principal mission news would con- 
t Ijgely of the propaganda in connec- 
n jth the special offerings, at which 
»e lie mission interests would still be 
idi '; at present, to avail themselves of 
1 Isrer circulation and wider appeal of 
'" ;ingelist." 

tilings have always been very dear 

d are more so since we have been, 

ime, at least, isolated from our own 

and compelled to feed in strange 

Our nearest Brethren center is 

' rch of the Brethren, at Elgin, and 

treat it is when the weather per- 

to drive the thirty miles to worship 

m! They have been very congen- 

inviting us to place our member- 

h them while here. 

' lusion, may we repeat that in the 

5 of the day there is an almost un- 

ted opportunity for the genuine 

'spel and sturdy Christian life that 

n our historic heritage as Brethren. 

never depart from our whole gos- 

ines or from consistent Christian 

May we awake more fully to our 

ities at home and abroad; may we 

ig that would in any way weaken 

tiveness in the Lord's work, but 

every plan and effort be to 

n and build up the church for 



which our Lord gave himself, and so hasten 
the day of his coming. 

THOBURN C. LYON, 

' Elmhurst, Illinois. 



Sunday School Notes 
(Continued from page 11) 



ANKNEYTOWN, OHIO 

You have not heard from the Ankney- 
town church for a long time, but it has not 
yet disbanded, far from it. Instead it is 
growing. It stands as a challenge to the 
idea held by some, that the small country 
churches may be allowed to die since, in this 
day of automobiles and paved roads, the 
people can drive in to the city churches, 
thus effecting economical advantages in few- 
er church properties. This congregation, 
like some others, surely has greater endur- 
ing qualities than many of our larger city 
churches, because she has withstood the 
batterings and vicissitudes of untrained stu- 
dent pastors for years. 

Last September Ankneytown called Broth- 
er Ray J. Klingensmith to conduct an evan- 
gelistic campaign of two weeks' duration 
during the Christmas period. The members 
began praying and planning and before 
Brother Klingensmith came upon the field 
the revival had started. Sunday school and 
church attendance began to grow about 
Thanksgiving time. The services were well 
advertised and started off splendidly in spite 
of Christmas programs all over the com- 
munity. The interest and attendance grew 
until, on the last Sunday evening of the 
services, the house was packed full and 
people were turned away from the door. 
Brother Klingensmith, though he is only a 
college boy at Ashland, preached like a vet- 
eran, and the people there are still talking 
about his sennons. He, so I am told, 
preached some of the greatest sermons that 
have ever been delivered in that church in 
the memory of the oldest residents. Neigh- 
boring churches came in delegations. Twelve 
were added to the membership, which makes 
a total of twenty-seven new members in 
two years. But the best part is that the re- 
vival has not yet ceased. The Sunday 
school attendance exceeds the enrollment of 
that prior to Christmas, and usually more 
come in afterward for church service. This 
is phenomenal for the winter months and 
bids fair to continue. 

Some of the spirit prevalent at Ankney- 
town seems to have spread to Mansfield, 
also. The interest in things spiritual has 
been growing there this winter resulting in 
increased attendance, and baptism and re- 
ception of two new members three weeks 
ago. 

May the Loi'd continue his work at both 
places. i 

DELBERT B. FLORA, Pastor. 



TELL JESUS 



The recent death of Dr. Elisha A. Hoff- 
man, writer of well-known hymns, calls at- 
tention to one hymn in particular, "I Must 
Tell Jesus." This gospel song emphasizes 
the personal note in religion which is so 
essential to a living faith and genuine joy. 

In this hymn we sing of Jesus as a Friend 
who has such an interest in us that he is 
willing and eager to listen to all that we 
have to say to him. He is even interested 
in our trials. He listens when we tell him 
of our doubts and our unhappiness. 

We may tell Jesus everything, and have 
the assurance that he is able to help us out 
of our difficulties. — Selected. 



knees, saluted one another with a holy kiss, 
talked together concerning their own inter- 
ests. The seventy were not bidden to be 
impolite — this is farthest from the spirit of 
the Christian — yet they were commissioned 
to be about the King's business, and the 
King's business required haste." — J. Wilbur 
Chapman. 

Every Christian a Missionary 

"The Father projected his life and love 
into one country of the world by sending 
his Son. The Son projects his life and love 
into all countries by sending forth disciples, 
men who have caught his mood and spirit. 
Many words are made print, but 'The 
Word' which saves the world is made flesh 
and dwells among us, full of grace and 
truth." 

"Amid our most trivial duties, on days 
which are passing in the usual round of 
uneventful routine. He may speak to us as 
never before. ... To listen for the footsteps 
of the divine Redeemer passing by in the 
ordinary providences of life is a most im- 
portant part of the probation of every man. 
How much may depend upon following 
when he beckons us to some higher duty, to 
some more perfect service, we shall only 
know when we see all things as they really 
are in the light of his eternity." — Henry P. 
Liddon. 

"There should be no aimless souls in the 
living church of the everloving Christ. Our 
endeavor counts upon his interest and his 
companionship, and it excludes all listless- 
ness from the days we spent with him." 

Sophie Brugman, a German girl living in 
New York, wanted to be a foreign mission- 
ary and prayed for the way to open. One 
day a voice seemed to ask her, "Who lives 
on the floor above?" She answered, "A 
family of Swedes." "And who lives in the 
rear?" "Some Italians." "And who lives a 
block away?" "Chinese." Then she said to 
herself, "And I have never said a word to 
these people about the blessed Jesus. No 
wonder I am not sent to the heathen, thou- 
sands of miles away, when I do not care 
enough for those at home to even speak to 
them of Jesus." Some want to go around 
the world to China for Christ who won't go 
around the corner to the Chinese laundry- 
man for Christ. 



SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISM 

(Continued from, page 11) 

"the time for Jesus to be in the most Holy 
Place is nearly finished." He had then been 
there according to this theory only SIX 
YEARS, and this she said "nearly finished" 
the time, but he has been there now SIX- 
TY-ONE YERRS MORE. 

5. In a vision in 1847, she saw that 
Christ would come before slavery was abol- 
ished and that it would be abolished when 
he came. But slavery has been abolished 
and Christ has not yet come. 

6. In a vision of January 4, 1862, she 
had it revealed to her that slavery "is left 
to live and stir up another rebellion." But 
it did not live and it did not stir up an- 
other rebellion. 

7. Again it was revealed to her that 
"When England does declare war, there will 
be general war^" There were others who 
thought in those days that England was 
about to declare war, but England did not 
declare war. 



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FEBRUARY 21, 19? 



IF THIS IS "READING THE FUTURE 
WITH MORE THAN HUMAN FORE- 
SIGHT," WE FAIL TO SEE IT. 

But what saith the Scriptures? "And if 
thou say in thine heart, How shall we know 
the word which the LORD HATH NOT 
Si'OKEN; when a prophet speaketh in the 
name of the Lord, IF THE THING FOL- 
LOW NOT, nor come to pass, that is the 
thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but 
the prophet hath spoken it presumptuous- 
ly; thou shalt be afraid of liim." Deut. 18: 
21, 22. 

BUT WILLIAM MILLER SEEMS TO 
HAVE BEEN HONEST. He said, "We ex- 
pected the second coming of Christ at that 
time and now to contend that we were not 
mistaken is dishonest. 1 have no confidence 
in any of the new theories that grew out 
of the movement" (Advent Message, pages 
410-412). 

Now, so far as believing in a definite 
time for the .second coming of Christ is con- 
cerned, by whatever process of chronolog- 
ical speculation it may have been reached, 
we may gracefully allow each man his own 
sweet way about this and pity the victim 
of his delusion when he is embarrassed by 
it; but the great objection to Seventh Day 
Adventism, as to all other fanatical depart- 
ures from the time honored and generally 
accepted interpretation of Scripture, is that 
they do not content themselves with their 
single, harmless, though unwarranted de- 
duction but proceed forthwith to gather 
about it or to deduce from it, as they be- 
lieve, all sorts of doctrinal vagaries and 
perversions which make the thing in its ul- 
timate form an undistinguished contradic- 
tion of all or nearly all the fuadamental 
tenets of the Christian faith. 
(To be continued) 




"STICK TO THE TRUTH" 
Story of Abraham Lincoln 

It was a bright autumn evening, nearly 
one hundred years ago. Abraham Lincoln, 
then a great, awkward boy of sixteen or 
seventeen, looked in at the door of a little 
log cabin, on the edge of one of the West- 
em prairies, and said pleasantly: "I'm go- 
ing off into the woods to chop tomorrow, 
mother; I've got a job over at Laird's, and, 
as I have to start by daybreak, I quit work 
early this evening, so I could attend to any 
chores you might like to have done." 

"You are a good boy, Abraham, to be al- 
ways thinking of helping me. If I was your 
own mother, you could not be better to me, 
and you will be rewarded for all your kind- 
ness in the end, I am sure." 

"I have a right to be good to you, moth- 
er, for have you not tried most faithfully 
to take my own dead mother's place? No 
one who has been blessed with two such 
mothers as I have had could ever be any- 
thing but good to women folks. But you 
have not told me how I can help you yet, 
and it is almost dark," he insisted, rubbing 
the moisture from his eyes with his coarse 
sleeve. 

"Well, as I am going to wash tomorrow, 
I would be ever so thankful if you would 
bring me a few buckets of water from the 
spring, and call the cow up for me to milk. 
It is hard telling how far out over the prair- 
ie she may have strayed. I have not set 
eyes on her since morning." 



"Trust me for finding her! What's the 
use of my long legs if they can't out-travel 
a cow? But I reckon I'd best bring the 
water first. And here is Sally waiting for 
a ride," he added, placing upon his shoul- 
der his little step-sister, who had come run- 
ning out the moment she heard the water- 
buckets begin to jingle. 

Back and forth the tall, gaunt, prairie 
boy hurried until all the tubs and kettles 
about the cabin were full to the brim. 

"You see, sis, I am going to chop myself 
out a suit of clothes," he said, in answer to 
a question from the girl perched upon his 
shoulder. 

"Chop yourself a suit?" laughed the child. 
"Who ever heard of wooden clothes?" 

"We shall see," replied Abraham, as he 
set down his bucket of water and deposited 
Sally on the steps, and then started off in 
search of the missing cow. 

"Bless the boy! I could not get along 
without him," said his mother, stopping her 
work for a minute to gaze fondly after him. 

"There is no call for you getting along 
without him, at least for many a year to 
come," remarked her husband, who had en- 
tered the back door in time to catch her 
words. 

"He'll not stay here always, you may set 
that down. Abraham Lincoln was bom for 
something better than he'll ever find in the 
life we are living. You may live to see the 
day that you'll be proud to call him son." 

"Abraham is a good boy, wife, but your 
ideas about him are somewhat visionary," 
returned liis father, with a smile. "It is 
not good for boys to get high notions about 
themselves into their heads, and I hope 
Abraham will always be content to make 
an honest living as his father has done." 

Early in the morning, before it was clear- 
ly light, Abraham was ready to set off for 
the place where the rails were to be split, 
but, early as it was, Sally was up, too, de- 
termined to keep her big brother company 
during his long walk across the country. 

Can't I go, Abraham?" she begged, after 
her mother had refused the desired permis- 
sion. "Can't I go? Say yes, quick," de- 
manded the impulsive child. 

"Just as mother says," replied the big 
brother, pausing to give the little girl an 
opportunity to consult her mother. But Sal- 
ly had no intention of saying anything more 
to her mother on the subject, and tried to 
hurry him off down the path before her 
absence would be noticed. 

Abraham would not move a foot, how- 
ever, until he knew his mother's wishes, 
which soon came in a positive command for 
Sally to come back into the house. 

It was a very reluctant obedience that 
Sally accorded, and as soon as her brother 
was out of sight she determined to follow 
him, and at once cut across the field, in- 
tending to reach the ravine before him, and 
give him a genuine surprise by jumping 
out unannounced in the path as he came up. 

She carried out her plan successfully, and 
when she heard his merry whistle in the 
distance, she climbed up on the bank to be 
ready to make the spring for his shoulders 
when the proper moment should arrive. 

But the poor child had forgotten all about 
the sharp ax which he caried, and, although 
she gained her coveted seat on his shoulders, 
her little bare foot received a gash from 
the cruel ax, which changed her merry 
laugh to a bitter cry without a moment's 
warning. 

"Why, Sally! How did you get here?" 
was all the boy could say as he placed her 



tenderly on the bank, and began an e) 
ination of the wounded foot. 

Finding it to be a deep cut, he gatlJ 
some broad plaintain leaves which ; 
near, and by their aid soon succeeds 
staunching the flow of blood, which hs 
first frightened both himself and Sail; 

This accomplished, he tore the a 
from his shirt, and in his clumsy way 
daged the injured foot as well as he ;| 
how. Then, as he carried the little I 
home he drew from her the story oJ 
disobedience. She would have been w 
to evade the truth in order to screen he \ 
from her mother's displeasure, but h(.> 
tmthful Abraham would not permit tl. 

"Tell the truth, Sally, no matter what 
consequences may be. Better suffer pi s 
ment than lie about it. I do not think 1 1 
er will be hard on you when she see^ ( 
sorely punished you are already, but v 
tell a lie to shield yourself — never." 

Sally took his advice, and her mothe i 
very willing to forgive her when sh(ij 
how really sorry she was, and fronil 
day forth Sally never forgot how saq 
thing perfect honesty is. — Selected. 



OLR READERS' FORI 



AN ENDORSEMENT 
The Brethren Evangelist, 
Ashland, Ohio. 

Dear Sirs: 

I endorse Mrs. Lyon's piece regardi 
combining of the Missionary with the i 
paper. 

In worshipping the past year wil 
Church of the Brethren here in Dea Ik 
I cannot see why the two churches tt 
unite. I know there are people who 
be saved to the Brethren faith h^ 
that is perhaps ti-ue of many otheirp 
Yours truly, 
MRS. RAY A. EMMBR 

2907 Carpenter Avenue, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS 

As we are closing our work at Oa 
West Virginia the first of March and 
up the pastorate of the First Bi 
church of Flora, Indiana the first W 
March, address all mail for me to 
Indiana, after March first. 

FREEMAN ANKKd 

Secretary National Conference El 

Committee. 



IN THE SHADOW 



FORSYTHE— LlUian Mae Glick Forsythe ww 
Katon. Ohio, March 23, 1881. She departed tJil« Itff 
1930 at the age of 49 years. 4 months and 10 di 
S. 190t; she was married to John Calvin Forsylhe. 
was blessed with one daughter, Mildred. The d*i 
husband remain. Sister Porsythe had been lU ' 
while, and it was my prlrllege to call many lUn 
also my privilege to receive her confession of her 
neral services were conducted by the underslcncd. 

R. D. BA 



FORBES — Garland Forbes was called to be wlUi • ' 

ter. August 18, 1930, at the age of 64 years. H* * ' 
in Virginia but had made hla residence In Dayton ) ' ' 
manhood. He was a most faithful member of t «■ 
Brethren church. He had been engaged In th« co ^ 
for many years, and was known for his klndiw* 
of his commimlty. He leaves the widow, a son. I 
ter, besides many friends. May God bless all nil 
ing friends. Funeral services by the pastor. I 

B. D. BAl 



Mrs. Herman Varner, 0ct.-3C>j31 
Conemaugh, Pa. 
RFD 1. 



February 28 



Vol. LIII r-p* XT -ry 

Number 9 X JTjL JZL/ 

BRETHREN 
EVANGELIST 



^nd the Lord said unto him 



1 have heard thy prayer and thy supplication that thou 
hast made before me: 1 have hallowed this house, which 
thou hast built to put my name there forever; and mine 
eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. 

-I Kings 9:3. 



W&B 









The Attractive New First Brethren Church 

of Roanoke, Virginia 

Rev. H. E. Epplei), Pastor 



(See description in News Department) 






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FEBRUARY 28, 19 



Signs of the Times 



. by 
Alva J. McClaln 



AkE Hard Times a Good Thing? 

This country is passing through one of 
the major financial catastrophes of its en- 
tire history. The crash came when the bot- 
tom dropped out of the stock market some- 
thing over a year ago, and we cannot tell 
whether the worst is over or not. We hope 
it is. 

From one standpoint the outlook is i-ather 
gloomy. But on the other hand there are 
indications that the "hard times" may be 
making men do a little more thinking about 
eternal values. From the Long Beach First 
church comes the news of a most remark- 
able campaign of soul-winning. News from 
the church at Johnstown tells the same 
story. From other places also we hear of 
great revivals; all the more startling be- 
cause we had been told by the modern re- 
ligious experts that the day of evangelism 
was over. 

Perhaps this country needed some shock 
to remind us that "the things which are 
seen are temporal"— stocks, banks, real es- 
tate, etc. 

Now is the time to hold revivals and go 
after the souls of men. They have been 
shaken by the events of the past few 
months, they are looking for something sol- 
id to anchor to, their minds are open to 
the message much more than during the 
years of prosperity. 



jJoES he Know What Jesus did? 

Dr. Louis C. Wright, pastor of a great 
Methodist church in Cleveland, said recently 
in a Lenten address, "Jesus did not pause 
to defend his life, his mission, or his deeds. 
We need to live Christianity and forget 
about debating religious topics if Christian- 
ity is to win against the encroachments of 
paganism." 

One wonders whether Dr. Wright has 
ever really studied the New Testament rec- 
ords. If he will take time from his busy 
life to read the eighth chapter of the Gospel 
of John, he will find a veritable battle- 
ground of religious debate. Oiir Lord was 
almost constantly involved in conflict with 
the Jewish religious leaders. But perhaps 
Dr. Wright does not attach much value to 
the Scriptures. 

The amusing side of the matter is that 
Dr. Wright, in his condemnation of relig- 
ious debate, is himself doing the very thing 
he condemns. "Wherein thou judgest an- 
other, thou condemnest thyself; for thou 
that judgest doeth the same things" — this 
is what the Apostle Paul would tell him. 

Religious debate is a good thing; it helps 
to reveal error and bring it to the judg- 
ment of truth. That may be why some men 
do not like it. What they really would like 
is to do all the talking themselves and 
have the rest of us keep silent. 

Of course, we should live Christianity. No 
one disputes that. But we ought to do more 
talking about it, not less. 



ler, hard-boiled marine who was reprimand- 
ed lately for saying harsh things about Mus- 
solini, would like to see the present police 
system abolished, together with its local po- 
litical control. In its place he would organ- 
ize a state police force along military lines, 
a sort of "American Scotland Yard." 

It is an interesting suggestion, and ought 
to appeal especially to Chicago citizens, but 
probably nothing will be done to adopt the 
scheme. The local politicians need their 
police henchmen too badly. 

Some day the world will be placed under 
a police organization even more eflficient 
than Butler suggests. It will be composed 
of angels. Read Matthew 13:41-42. That 
will be the end of all the Capones with their 
gunmen and bootleggers. 



S MOTHERED with Things 

Raymond B. Fosdick, writing in the Wel- 
lesley Alumnae magazine, levels a severe in- 
dictment at some of the trappings of mod- 
em civilization. 

"We are smothered with things," he says. 
"The desirability of their possession is 
screamed at us over the radio and from 
every billboard, from every newspaper, from 
every magazine. The ingenuity of modern 
business is devoted to the task of creating 
new things, of making people want what 
they have never wanted before. . . . We live 
in a kind of mental five-and-ten-cent-store, 
our minds cluttered with gear. . . . The 
whole structure of modem industry rests 
upon its success in stimulating an appetite 
for more things." 

He concludes with this word, "I cannot 
believe that the present bacchanalian orgy 
of consumption represents a permanent 
phase of human development. I cannot help 
thinking that some day man will grow tired 
of his things. Some day, if not our day, 
they will begin to pall on him, the glamour 
of possession will wear off, he will grow 
weary of their domination, and like a child 
satiated with toys he will look around for 
other interests. ... A thing-ridden mind 
cannot live the life of the spirit." 

All this reminds us of the Word of our 
Lord, "A man's life consisteth not in the 
abundance of the things which he posses- 
seth. . . . Thou fool, this night thy soul 
shall be required of thee: then whose shall 
these things be?" 

But only God can open the eyes of men 
to this truth. 



General BUTLER'S Suggestion 

The great increase in criminal activities 
in this country has provoked numberless 
suggestions as to its remedy. General But- 



The 1931 Winona Lake Bible 

Conference. Winona 

! akis Indiana 

The dates for the 1931 Bible Conference, 
which is the Thirty-seventh Annual, are 
August 14 through Sunday, August 23, be- 
ginning as usual on Friday and closing the 
second Sunday thereafter. 

These ten days furnish a happy, helpful 
retreat to the hard-worked minister, the 
Christian layman and to all lovers of Bible 
truth. 

There are bathing and fishing in the beau- 
tiful lake; cool and shady walks among the 
gardens and the great oaks of Winona's 
justly noted Park, and innocent games of 
every sort. Here you study the Word of 
God as you sit at the feet of the master 
preachers and Bible teachers of the world. 
Few Bible conference programs are compar- 
able with the one offered at Winona Lake, 
Indiana. Entertainment rates range from 



the lowest to the moderately high, at 
ing to your desire. 

Dr. W. E. Biederwolf, associated 
Winona's activities for 36 years, Assi 
Director of the Bible Conference for : 
years, and director now for ten years' 
with his Bible Conference Committee] 
pared the program with the needs c 
minister especially in view, but it ma^ 
rare feast for all. 

Definite ararngements have been 

with the following speakers, and favt 

response is expected daily from some] 

or four other equally noted leaders J 

Christian world. 1 

7:00 A. M. The Morning Inspirational 

Dr. J. C. M 

8:30 A. M. The Morning Bible Inter 

tion Hour. Dr. W. I. Carroll f< 

first five days, and Dr. Charles R 

man for the second five days. 

9:30 A. M. The Ministers' Hour. 

Campbell Morgan, Dr. Max Reic 

James M. Gray, Dr. J. C. Masse 

others. 

9:30 A. M. The Women's Hour. S) 

to be announced. 
10:30 A. M. The Moming Sermon. 

Campbell Morgan, Dr. John "K 

Stone, and others. 
2:00 P. M. The Song Director's C 

ence. Prof. Homer Rodeheaver. ^ , 
3:00 P. M. The Missionary Hour. J 

ers to be announced. J 

4:00 P. M. The Afternoon Bible iKf 

tation Hour. Dr. Herbert W. Bioi 
5:00 P. M. Denominational Rallies. 
6:30 P. M. The Hillside Inspirational (o 

Dr. David Bayless, Dr. W. E. 'd 

wolf and others. 
7:30 P. M. The Evening Lecture, (S 

mon. The Preachers of the W ni 

Hour. 
9:15 P. M. The Missionary Stere.ae 

Lectures. 
2:00 P. M. Thursday, August 20, Pj 

COMING DAY. Speaker to l| 

nounced. 
2:30 P. M. Sundays. Paul Rader -t 

last Sunday. Speaker for the fir. 

day to be announced. 



I 



IN THIS NUMBER 

What Will Lent Mean to Me?— Ediji 

tor, 

As a Layman Sees Him — Editor,.. 

Editorial Review, 

The Brethren Church and the Me 

sage and Program of Christian 

— Freeman Ankrum 

Six Things that God Hates-^. 

Gingrich, •. 

The Surrender of the Ideal — H. 

Smith, 

Studies in the Scriptures — C. 

Yoder, 

Significant News and Views, . . . 
The Family Altar— T. C. Lyon, . . 
Seventh Day Adventism — W. E. BiH 

derwolf 

Editor's Notes on the S. S. Lesson,. 
Christian Endeavor at Fort WaynJ 

Ind. — Mrs. S. Adams, 

Fifty Years of Christian Endeavol 

News from the Field f-\ 

Announcements, 

Business Manager's Comer, . . . 



GEORGE S. BAER 
I Editor 

j R. R. TEETER 
j Business Manager 

|>nd all rooheys to the 
I Business Manager 



THE 

BRETHREN EVANGELIST 

Official Organ of the Brethren Church 



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matter at Ashland, Ohio 

$2.00 a year in advance 

Acceptance, special rate, section 
1103. Act oj Oct. 3, 1917 
Authorized Sept. 3, 1928 



What Will Lent Mean to Me? 



forty days beginning with Ash- Wednesday and closing with 

Sunday have not been very widely significant among Evan- 

Protestallts, but they have been recently growing in signifi- 

Perhaps we have not been as widely acquainted vsdth the 

and purpose of the Lenten season as was necessary to have 

general desire to participate in the occasion and to partake 

possible blessings from the observance. Also the mechan- 

rmalism that has often attended its observance by our Cath- 

ends has given us a decided prejudice against it. 

Lenten season is primarily a time of fasting in preparation 

festival of Easter. Seasons of fasting are not unknown in 

jhurch history. In fact, the Apostolic church itself occa- 

f engaged in fasting, and Paul recounts the experience as 

the outstanding items of his remarkable missionary career. 

id not command fasting, neither did he oppose the practice, 

le found prevalent, but he condemned the ostentatious fast- 

the Pharisees (Matt. 6:16-18). He seems rather to have 

I iged sincere and earnest fasting, for, according to the King 

version, Jesus placed fasting right along side of prayer as 

sure of that dead earnestness and implicit faith necessary 

I out the deaf and dumb spirit. Though we cannot say that 

( itom of fasting, carried over from Judaism by the primitive 

c was directly required by God either under the Old or the 

I )venant, yet it was an exercise of piety frequently used to 

I God's favor, usually at the time of some great need or ex- 

fnary experience, and it became a rule early in the history 

1 church so strictly adhered to, according to TertuUion, that 

a thought necessary to abstain from the Lord's Supper on 

*ys. 

K lumber of days over which the Lenten fast continued varied 
t' at different times. But at the beginning of the fourth cen- 
, paring the terrible persecution, the forty days period was 
ic;ed, the time being deduced by analogy from the forty days 
oJesus (Matt. 4:2) and of Moses (Exod. 34:28) and of Elijah 
Jj.s 19:8). Those analogies as well as the original intent of 
iljirvance made it a most serious and sacred occasion. Those 
' iys were to be times of heart-searching, separation from 
ifild and sacrifice. They were freighted with possibilities of 
tiDiritual blessing. They were a challenge to enter into 
ij; and more vital religious experience. And why should not 
P' iod be the same to us today ? It is true that Lent has been 
1 ,)used, but that fact makes it all the more certain that it 
5 t to us a great spiritual opportunity. We may not care to 
iihe procession of those who will resolve to "give up some- 
r, >nly to break over the prohibition as soon as Easter is past. 
f 'ors too much of the conventional pretense that has brought 
»; observance the ridicule that it has suffered. But might 
lojiecide, as Dr. Chalmers suggests, to "take on something" 
ig -lent — "something so big that unimportant things would 
tget out of our lives"? 

PS 36 we resolve vnthin our hearts — and pray that it may 

pass — to take on a larger appreciation of and more in- 

e for God. There is a wonderful opportunity. How poor- 

■ think of God! And with what little real affection! He 

I vague and indefinite, so unreal and far-away, notwith- 

- all our professions concerning him. It is not enough to 

' I him as the mighty Power that created all things and holds 

■^ !rse in its course; we cannot love a Power. Let us think 

IS a personal, loving Spirit with whom we may and do 

•erse. It is not enough to be overawed by the greatness 

ajesty; let us seek to be overwhelmed by the tenderness 

each of his compassion and the wisdom and dependable- 

his Fatherly care. And out of appreciation for such a 

leficent person, we shall be driven forth in gratitude and 

- ,) do his will. 



Suppose we seek to take on a truer fellowship of the sufferings 
and yearnings of the heart of the Master and Savior of men. 
Nothing will be harder to do, but at the same time nothing will 
count so much for efficiency and power in the members of the body 
of Christ. If we could but tread with more courage the moral 
and spiritual frontiers with the Great Shepherd of all souls, how 
much greater things we might do! And how much it might mean 
to our Lord! The Christian Advocate (Nashville) says: "Com- 
munion with Christ and participating with the sorrows of the last 
days of his ministry will work to the filling up of his sufferings 
and to the efficiency of his redeeming death. Only a church that 
has ai bleeding heart can help a perplexed and straying world. 
Only a riven side draws forth and heals the hand of doubt. The 
church! or the soul that is not broken as Christ was broken will 
fail to save a perishing humanity." Do not stumble over that 
statement. Christ's death was unique and all-sufficient for a sin- 
ful world, but the messenger of the Cross must dip down deep 
into the fellowship of Christ's sufferings, if he is to make an im- 
pression on the world. 

And might we not take on a stronger loyalty to the church, 
which is the body and the bride of Christ? Our service is so fitful 
and superficial! We do so want our ovsm way! We like to place 
our own judgment, our own wisdom, our own standards over all. 
We revolt when the church asks too much of our time; we refuse 
when it calls for sacrifice; we complain when its offerings seem too 
frequent. We have been doing a good deal of that in recent years. 
Just recall that there were collection boxes in the temple when 
Jesus went there to teach. He did not throw them out, but sat 
over by them and watched the people casting in their money. And 
no time nor effort which his service required did he allow his 
disciples to account as too great. Not even home nor loved ones 
might be allowed to stand between a person and his Lord. He 
demanded first place. And nothing but first place will satisfy him 
today in our relationship to his church. The same high standards 
must characterize our attitude toward his "body" and "bride" as 
he requires toward his own blessed person. Such loyalty to his 
church this Lenten season challenges us to take on, and not for 
the few weeks only that close with Easter, but for the entire year 
and through the years. 



As a Layman Sees Him 

K the average layman could make his minister to suit his own 
likes and dislikes, he would no doubt have a minister that was fear- 
fully and wonderfully made. However, the layman has a right to 
have his voice heard on the matter now and then and it is often 
profitable as well as interesting to the minister to let the layman 
speak his mind. A layman had such an opportunity recently in the 
columns of The Watchman-Examiner, and we quote him as follows: 

"I like my minister very well indeed, but he leaves some things 
to be desired. I wish he would wear appropriate clothes. I do not 
mean clerical clothes, but well pressed suits. Since ministers have 
begun to dress like other people, they really seem to have overdone 
it. It would be better if his neckties were a little less conspicuous. 
In his preaching I could stand more of John, Peter and Paul, and 
could get along without so much from the scientists and philoso- 
phers. Then I grow a little tired of poetry, and I simply cannot 
stand sermons on modem novels. Who are these novelists any- 
how, and by what authority do they speak the last word on social 
conditions in their application to Christ's religion? Then I wish 
my pastor would control his voice and not shout simplicities to me 
as tJiough I were deaf. Then I wish my pastor would warm up 
to me, and let me be his personal friend. I am a professional man, 
a college man, and am counted an educated man. I have a fine 
library in which my pastor and I could have many pleasant hours 
together. I just wish he were more human." 

Of course there are two sides to every problem, but the min- 
ister can afford to listen to the layman's side presented without 



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yielding too quickly to the impulse to retort. Let us rather medi- 
tate a little on what he says, for surely, as The Presbyterian re- 
marks: "It behooves the man of God to 'watch his step.' " 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



The example set by the older people will have a great deal to 
do with determining the attitude of the young people toward the 
liquor question. 

Don't get behind in the taking of the special offerings, if you 
can possibly avoid it. It is a lot harder to catch up than it is to 
keep up. 

Ideals are the restricted possession of human beings; animals 
do not and cannot have them. How large a per cent of mankind 
is relinquishing its human birthright for a mess of animal pottage! 

We may lose all desire for the ignoble things to which we have 
been accustomed if we will sit often and regularly at the feet of 
the Master while he fills our minds with thoughts of truth, good- 
ness and purity. 

DON'T FORGET — Send your offering for the Superannuated 
Ministers' Fund to Rev. G. L. Maus, Secretary, Roann, Indiana, 
and your offering for the Brethren Home to Mr. Cecil Hendrix, 
Treasurer, Flora, Indiana. 

Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Schaffer of Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, are 
happy over the arrival of little Alyce Ann on February 11, 1931, 
into their home. We congratulate them and pray God's blessing 
upon them in the care of this little gift of God. 

Brother W. A. Steffler writes in a personal note to the editor: 
"The work is going along here nicely at the Third church. Last 
night another one came forward and I baptized six at the close of 
the service." May God continue to bless Brother Steffler in the 
great work that he and his people are doing in the Third church 
of Philadelphia. 

From Warsaw, Indiana, we have a report of a revival meeting 
conducted entirely by local talent, the pastor serving as evangelist 
and the regular choir director acting as song leader. The atten- 
dance and interest were good and the church was strengthened by 
the addition of five new members. Brother E. M. Riddle is the 
faithful pastor of this church and is doing a splendid work there. 
The meeting opened with a home-coming service in honor of Dr. 
C. F. Yoder, a former pastor. 

Dr. C. F. Yoder writes of his visit among the churches in Indiana, 
Illinois and Iowa. In Indiana he came across a number of former 
parishes, which meant, of course, hosts of special friends, among 
laity and the ministry alike. He has completed the visit of the 
churches of the brotherhood and has found the vast majority of 
them prospering spiritually. He is to preach for a week in South- 
em Texas and then conduct a revival meeting at Manteca, Cali- 
fornia, March 8 to 30, the 1st to the 8th of March being spent in 
Bible Conference work in Long Beach, so we are informed. 

The previously announced intention of the Home Mission Board